How hospice operators are stealing millions from Medicare

Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the latest in a flurry of high-profile Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases, one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing, senior living and rehabilitation providers has agreed to pay the federal government $ 53.6 million to settle a half dozen lawsuits charging that some of its facilities submitted false Medicare claims for […]

Staff Picks: Ghostly Records ‘Opiate’ Compilation, David E. Williams’ ‘Hospice Chorale,’ PJ Harvey’s “I’ll Be Waiting”

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Scroll through for our picks below. [embedded content] PJ Harvey’s […]

Bannon friend likens him to ‘terminally ill family member who had been moved into hospice care’

Thomson Reuters In more evidence of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s waning influence, an unnamed friend has compared him in a Washington Post report to “a terminally ill family member who had been moved into hospice care.” The Post reported that Bannon is struggling to hold onto his job, and President Donald Trump himself […]

This Couple Were Married At A Hospice So Their Dying Baby Could Be Part Of The Ceremony

1. Patricia and Christopher Armstrong, from North Carolina, exchanged vows earlier this week in a hospice where their son, one-month-old Conner, was being cared for. View this image › Facebook / Patricia Armstrong Conner was born with Edward’s syndrome, a genetic condition caused by the additional copy of chromosome 18 in some or all of […]