Quality of care is a concept most important to our vulnerable populations, including the elderly. When the government pays for nursing care for the elderly, it expects that it is paying for quality care. When the quality is substandard, as it was with Tucker House II, the government can and will use the False Claims Act to recover monies paid.
The Role of the Federal Government in Ensuring Quality of Care in Long-Term Care Facilities,
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