State Veterans Affairs head praises Pruitt’s role as clean-up contractor for troubled VA home … Consumer Voice to work with two states on improving financial transparency of nursing homes … Nursing...
Whistleblower loses appeal to pocket more of $45M nursing home settlement
Jessica R. Towhey
Nov 09, 2023
A nursing home whistleblower who prevailed in a $45 million case against the facilities’ owners lost his appeal when the government rejected his argument that the judgment wasn’t big enough.
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Nov 02, 2023
Comments on CMS nursing home staffing rule top 22,000 with five days remaining … Bill banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates awaits governor’s signature … Labor department, labor relations board move...
Nursing facilities victorious over ‘woefully’ weak whistleblower claim
Sep 22, 2023
A federal judge has dismissed False Claims allegations against eight skilled nursing facilities and their therapy partner, saying a would-be whistleblower didn’t offer enough detail to explain how a...
Colorado nursing home group enters first-in-nation alliance with OSHA
Jessica R. Towhey
Mar 28, 2023
A first-of-its-kind alliance between a Colorado nursing home advocacy group and a federal safety agency will educate workers about common hazards in their field, as well as whistleblower protections.
Whistleblowers add to nursing home COVID relief burdens
Oct 31, 2022
A $105 million federal lawsuit filed last week — one possibly on its way to a quick dismissal — shows the growing threats nursing home operators face in accounting for their right to collect and spend...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Aug. 22
Aug 22, 2022
Whistleblowers claim they were fired for outing deadly nursing home COVID outbreak … Kentucky to offer PACE program to nursing home-eligible adults … FDA approves Axsome’s rapid-acting depression...
Whistleblowers claim they were fired for outing one of nation’s deadliest nursing home COVID outbreaks
Aug 19, 2022
Two high-level state employees brought on to manage a pair of controversial state-run veterans’ homes in the early days of the pandemic filed a whistleblower lawsuit Wednesday in Massachusetts.
Whistleblowers driving COVID-19 lawsuits, but that’s not all bad news
Mar 23, 2021
Whistleblower complaints are the main type of lawsuit against healthcare providers so far this year, but anxious operators don’t necessarily have to worry.
Court reinstates part of $348M verdict against provider in whistleblower case
Jun 30, 2020
A portion of a $347.9 million verdict against a nursing home provider was reinstated late last week by a federal appeals court in an ongoing False Claims Act case.