The largest nursing home therapy provider in the U.S. – with 43 locations in North Carolina – has agreed to pay $125 million after a Department of Justice investigation revealed evidence of false claims to Medicare. Another $8 million will be paid by operators of individual facilities for similar allegations.
According to the DOJ, these facilities routinely performed therapy that wasn’t needed or charged for therapy they never gave.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. and its subsidiary, RehabCare Group Inc., contract with more than 1,000 skilled nursing facilities in 44 states to provide rehabilitation therapy to patients, many of whom are elderly. Continue reading