A legal settlement involving two long-term care companies accused of not sufficiently controlling their contracted therapy provider's billing practices has created anxieties among skilled nursing operators.
A whistleblower lawsuit involving a nursing home chain and therapy providers in Missouri can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. The False Claims Act case originated with allegations that a therapy company received more than $10 million in kickbacks as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and Medicaid.
Mayo Clinic and Select Medical recently announced the formation of Allevant Solutions. The firm's goal is to improve healthcare services in nursing homes and hospitals that are located in rural areas.