US Says Nursing Home Co. Scammed Medicare, Tricare

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 3:18 PM EST) -- The federal government claims nursing home operator Life Care Centers of America Inc. defrauded government health care programs by billing for uncovered, unskilled and medically unnecessary services, intervening in two former employees' whistleblower suits that were unsealed on Friday by a Tennessee federal judge.

From at least 2006, Life Care engaged in a scheme to maximize the number of days it billed Medicare and Tricare for the so-called ultra high level of skilled rehabilitation therapy — intended for patients with well above-average needs — for patients...
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