A Tennessee-based long-term care provider has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve claims that one of its facilities billed Medicare and Medicaid for "worthless services," authorities announced on Thursday.
Healthcare fraud policies may undergo changes following a recently announced review of prosecution methods by the Department of Justice, according to some observers.
Extendicare agrees to historic $38 million settlement related to unnecessary therapy, worthless services chargesOctober 14, 2014
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.
Don't let anyone tell you that long-term care operators don't know how to read between the lines. They might not have known to fear a McKnight's Daily Update item before it appeared Sept. 8. But it quickly and definitely earned their attention — and apprehension.
DOJ launches elder abuse website with resources for working with victims ... CNA and her daughter stole $60,000 from nursing home resident, authorities charge
Elder abuse is inflicted upon many of the more than 2 million Americans in long-term care settings, and more oversight is needed, according to a government report published Wednesday.
A pharmacy owner in Louisiana bribed nursing home workers to return unused medications, then repackaged and resold them, according to allegations in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud case, state and federal authorities recently announced.
The owner of a pest control company has pleaded guilty to endangering nursing home residents by improperly applying a pesticide and engaging in a cover-up, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.