Texas Nursing Home Settles Negligent Care Claim For $5M

Law360, Dallas (October 19, 2017, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A nursing home operator has paid $5 million to settle claims it billed Medicare and Medicaid for subpar services at a Texas nursing home and rehabilitation facility, after a whistleblower alleged the company provided negligent care, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Health Services Management Inc. did not admit liability as part of the settlement and denies wrongdoing. The company, which owns and operates nursing homes throughout Texas and other parts of the country, was accused of billing Medicare and Texas Medicaid for services never provided to patients at its Huntsville Health Care Center skilled nursing facility and for providing...

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