Nursing home chain to settle lawsuits with $38M
The Extendicare Health Services and its subsidiary, Progressive Step or ProStep, will settle allegations of improper billing to federal health problems and accusations of low quality care with $38 million, The Seattle Times reported on October 10.
Department of Justice officials announced that Extendicare will also be compensating for their lack of skilled nurses, failing to provide thorough training to employees, and failure to supervise employees. According to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the state is expected to receive $1 million as its share of the settlement.
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