Lawsuits: Nursing home sales goals harmed patients, ripped off taxpayers

10:45 am Oct. 26, 2016

A nursing home chain with facilities in Georgia and other states routinely gave patients therapy they didn’t need in a scheme that sometimes harmed them and defrauded Medicare, government lawsuits say.

What’s more, to keep collecting inflated Medicare payments, Life Care Center of America facilities also sought to keep some patients in nursing homes longer than necessary, the company’s own employees complained.

Now, the company, with 220 homes nationwide including


Taxpayers paid $359 million for unnecessary chiropractic care in 2013, study finds

9:45 am Oct. 22, 2016

Medicare paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in 2013 based on improper bills from chiropractors, according to an investigation by a federal watchdog agency.

More than 80 percent of payments to chiropractors should not have been made, investigators found. This isn’t the first time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been warned repeatedly that chiropractors are billing for services that don’t comply with Medicare requirements. Yet CMS has

What’s really going on with crime?

11:50 am Oct. 20, 2016

Crime trends have garnered a lot of attention during the presidential campaign, with plenty of disagreement about whether we’re safer than ever or about to get gunned down while walking the dog.

So, what’s the truth?