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Life Care Centers of America under federal investigation for Medicare fraud

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CELVELAND, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Court documents unsealed today show that the federal government is investigating Life Care Centers of America, whose headquarters is in Cleveland, Tenn., for a suspected nationwide Medicare fraud scheme.

The documents allege that the company, which has more than 200 facilities in 28 states, has instituted a policy of Medicare up-coding and unnecessary therapy treatments since at least 2006.

Court documents show Medicare paid the company $4.2 billion in payments from 2006 to 2011.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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