Nursing home chain agrees to pay $38 million to settle government claims of deficient care

The nursing home chain, Extendicare, which owns 150 nursing homes in 11 states including 15 facilities in Washington, has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve federal claims that it inappropriately billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care and unnecessary therapy. A federal investigation found that the company failed to provide appropriate care, follow safety…