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WSJ digs into Ultra High therapy billing

WSJ digs into Ultra High therapy billing

Fifty-four percent of the therapy nursing that homes billed to Medicare in 2013 was at the "Ultra High" level, up from just 7% in 2002, a prominent story in the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Nursing home giant Signature Healthcare pushes into insurance industry

Signature Healthcare, one of the country's largest nursing facility companies, is quickly nearing its entry into the health insurance business. Enrollment for Signature Healthcare residents will begin in October.

California's largest nursing home operator sued by resident's family

California's largest nursing home operator is being sued by the family of a resident who committed suicide last year while living at a suburban Los Angeles nursing home.

Feds name Life Care Centers CEO in False Claims Act suit

Life Care Centers founder and CEO Forrest Preston has been named by federal prosecutors in an amended False Claims Act lawsuit against the company, claiming he benefitted from alleged Medicare overbilling.

CMS announces participants in bundled payment pilot program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week that 2,100 participants have moved to the contract, risk-bearing period of the agency's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement pilot program.