Also in the news for July 11, 2014 . . .

Genesis nursing home fired dietary worker due to her disability, government alleges ... Rehabilitation provider groups brief Senators, present findings that IRFs outperform SNFs ... Medicare accounted for the most improper payments the government made last year

Alleged overpayments to inpatient rehab facilities spark CMS review

Inpatient rehab facilities received an estimated $34 million in overpayments from Medicare between 2004 and 2007, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. This has prompted a review by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.