Date archive: October 2014

Extendicare Enters $38 Million Settlement for False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement for claims of substandard nursing care and medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy wherein Extendicare will pay $38 million to settle False Claims Act allegations. Rehabilitation services have been a frequent target for DOJ investigation and settlement of alleged overpayments. Once again, DOJ brings closure to an investigation of…

Proposed Legislation to Allow Recording Equipment in Residents’ Rooms

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced a proposal to enact legislation allowing residents’ rooms in nursing homes to be monitored through video or audio electronic recording devices. Attorney General Madigan stated that Illinois nursing homes need “additional safety measures” as the number of citizens requiring long-term care continues to grow. Madigan said that giving…

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