Companies Pay $10 Million to Settle Allegations of Unnecessary Rehab Two consulting companies and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Florida and Alabama agreed to pay $10 million to resolve federal allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy. The corporate policies and practices of Southern SNF Management, Inc., Dynamic Rehab and the nine ... News in Brief
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Companies Pay $10 Million to Settle Allegations of Unnecessary Rehab
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News in Brief   |   October 01, 2018
Companies Pay $10 Million to Settle Allegations of Unnecessary Rehab
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.23102018.13
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.23102018.13
Two consulting companies and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Florida and Alabama agreed to pay $10 million to resolve federal allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.
The corporate policies and practices of Southern SNF Management, Inc., Dynamic Rehab and the nine SNFs allegedly encouraged provision of medically unnecessary and unreasonable therapy without regard to patients’ individual needs. These actions, designed to increase Medicare reimbursement, violate the False Claims Act.
The allegations arose from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by three former employees of one of the SNFs. Under the False Claims Act, private citizens can sue on behalf of the government for false claims and share in any recovery. The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, with no determination of liability.
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