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Nursing Homes Reap Billion Dollar Windfall by Exploiting Medicare Billing System for Therapy

On September 30, 2015, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new report on wasteful payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for therapy services. The report, The Medicare Payment System for Skilled Nursing Facilities Needs to be Reevaluated, stated that Medicare payments for therapy greatly exceed SNF’s costs for therapy.