Four skilled nursing facilities and two financial consultants they used to bill for therapy services agreed last week to a $6 million settlement to resolve fraud allegations.
Hospice accused of treating ineligible patients agrees to $1.2M False Claims settlement
Feb 12, 2018
A for-profit hospice company and its owner agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve allegations that the company fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for hospice services.
CNA sues for firing after she reported resident’s claims
Jan 08, 2018
A former certified nursing assistant at an Illinois continuing care retirement community is suing her ex-employer for more than $75,000 and reinstatement of her job, alleging that she was fired for reporting...
False Claims Act liability for poor quality of care
Jason R. Edgecombe and Ted Lotchin
Sep 14, 2015
Not surprisingly, different federal courts have staked out different positions on the standard for liability under a worthless services complaint.
Brookdale ‘whistleblower’ suit dismissed
Apr 06, 2015
A federal judge has dismissed a former Brookdale Senior Living employee’s False Claims Act suit against the company while leaving the door open for an amended complaint, according to published reports
Complaint by whistleblowers will cost hospice $4 million
James M. Berklan
Mar 05, 2015
A hospice company that hired medical directors with close ties to nursing homes to better pursue allegedly fraudulent practices has agreed to a $4 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
FL hospice, nursing homes, hospital passed patients back and forth to juice profits, whistleblowers charge
Oct 29, 2014
Two Florida nursing homes and a hospital allowed a hospice company to provide free services in exchange for patient referrals, according to recently unsealed whistleblower charges.
Court green-lights charges that a healthcare network underused observation stays
Oct 23, 2014
A whistleblower can continue to pursue charges that a Nevada healthcare network routinely admitted people as hospital inpatients when they should have been placed in observation status, a federal appeals...