A woman sleeps in a bed at a nursing home on Nov. 7, 2009. (Photo by Ulrich Joho via Flikr)

Feds Say Nursing Homes Overbilled Medicare By $1.5 Billion

At a time when the nursing home industry is lobbying Congress to avoid cuts in Medicare payments, a federal watchdog agency is reporting that taxpayers overpaid nursing homes $1.5 billion. The study released this week by the inspector general’s office of the Department of Health and Human Services concluded that nursing homes billed about a quarter of […]