Nursing Homes Bill for More Therapy Than Patients Need, U.S. Says
By ROBERT PEAR
SEPT. 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — Nursing homes receive far more in Medicare payments than it costs them to provide care, exploiting the billing system in some cases by giving patients more therapy services than they need, federal investigators said in a new report.
The report, to be issued on Wednesday by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, said that nursing homes regularly filed claims for the highest, most expensive level of therapy, regardless of what patients required.