Ethics, Fraud, and Perception of the Value of SLP Services

By Heather Jeng

Lately, it seems like litigation against skilled nursing/long-term care therapy providers is becoming more frequent. See, for example, this recent story about the DoJ pursuing a case against ManorCare (owned by The Carlyle Group) for allegedly providing medically unnecessary therapy. As therapists, we might ask, “How could the company itself provide medically unnecessary therapy? Each plan of care was generated and signed by a skilled, licensed therapist.” Continue reading