Worthless Services

False Claims Act liability for poor quality of care

False Claims Act liability for poor quality of care

Not surprisingly, different federal courts have staked out different positions on the standard for liability under a worthless services complaint.

Extendicare agrees to historic $38 million settlement related to unnecessary therapy, worthless services charges

Extendicare agrees to historic $38 million settlement related to unnecessary therapy, worthless services charges

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Extendicare Health Services Inc. and its subsidiary therapy company have agreed to pay $38 million to settle therapy overbilling and quality of care whistleblower charges, federal and state authorities announced Friday. They said it is the largest such "failure of care" settlement in Department of Justice history.

SNFs should expect more 'worthless services' whistleblower charges, expert says

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Skilled nursing facilities soon might be facing an onslaught of whistleblower lawsuits alleging "worthless services," a legal expert cautioned Tuesday.