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Kindred is exiting the skilled-nursing home business

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 08, 2016

Kindred Healthcare is exiting the skilled-nursing home business to focus on its better-performing home health, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital units, the company announced Monday.

Federal judge grants nursing-home arbitration injunction

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 07, 2016

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has granted a request by the American Health Care Association to bar the CMS from implementing a rule that bans arbitration agreements in skilled-nursing facilities.

Fall 2017 trial for alleged leader in $1B healthcare fraud

By Associated Press  |  November 03, 2016

Authorities say Philip Esformes ran 30 nursing homes and assisted-living facilities that used a network of corrupt doctors and hospitals to refer thousands of patients to the facilities, even though they did not qualify for services.

SNF chain will pay $145 million settlement over unnecessary rehab services

By Erica Teichert  |  October 24, 2016

Life Care Centers of America and its owner will pay $145 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Tricare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services over a seven-year period. It's the largest-ever False Claims Act settlement with a skilled-nursing facility chain.

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