Nursing Home Medicare Funding Fraud Brought To Light Through Over Use Of Therapy For Patients

A group of nursing homes has agreed to a $3.8 million settlement for overbilling Medicare. The nursing homes provided therapy to patients beyond their physical needs and diagnosis. The increased therapy led to the ability to bill Medicare for more money.

"Patients in skilled nursing facilities and the patients' families should be able to have confidence that the facilities are not allowing therapy companies to manipulate the amount of therapy being provided based on financial motives,"said the U.S. Attorney for the Justice Department. The nursing home companies paid the settlement but still would not verbally acknowledge wrong doing. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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