Lawsuit Casts Doubt on Government’s Nursing Home Ratings

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A lawsuit filed against the largest chain of senior living facilities in the U.S. raises new questions about the reliability of the federal government’s star ratings for long-term care facilities. California prosecutors have sued Brookdale Senior Living, accusing the company of manipulating the rating system. The lawsuit says Brookdale submitted false information to the Medicare system’s rating…

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