According to the Justice Department, two East Coast nursing home chains agreed to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit law week which alleged that they committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud.This high profile kickback case recently settled for $14 million and resolved the many allegations of medicare and medicaid fraud.

This settlement comes just a few months after Omnicare Inc. paid $19.8 million to settle several additional suits. Friday’s settlement arises from government allegations that the Atlanta-based Mariner Health Care Inc. and SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services LLC nursing home chains solicited kickback payments from Omnicare in exchange for agreements by Mariner and Sava to continue using Omnicare’s pharmacy services for 15 years.

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