Review Questions Nursing Homes’ Medicare Billing
Fraudulent Medicare billing in nursing homes could be producing billions of dollars annually in unnecessary payments, according to nursing home experts and a Washington Post examination. Meanwhile, HHS is investigating North American Health Care, which operates 35 nursing facilitates, mostly in California. In 2009, the Service Employees International Union discovered that 64% of NAHC patients are billed in the highest category, compared with a national average of 9%.
- "Review Heightens Concerns About Medicare Billing at Nursing Homes" (Higham/Keating, Washington Post, 3/29).