Settlement looming in Life Care case?

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A long-running federal case against Life Care Centers of America may finally be headed toward a settlement, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

U.S. District Judge Harry Mattice approved a motion filed earlier this week that seeks a halt to the nearly eight-year case. The motion notes that the respective sides “anticipate that a settlement of this action may be possible and seek the stay to further explore settlement.”

The senior living provider was charged with repeatedly overbilling patients. The firm has repeatedly refuted allegations, and insisted that all care delivered was merited by residents' conditions.

The company's portfolio includes more than 200 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer's and senior living campuses across 28 states.

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