Nursing Home Charges Medicaid $500,000 for Luxury Cars, Other Unallowed Expenses

A state audit revealed that a nursing home facility billed Medicaid nearly $500,000 for the use of luxury automobiles "not related to patient care" and "mortgage expenses that could not be verified."

The audit by a state agency found that the luxury cars were for the personal use of members of the facility's management." The nursing home also charged Medicaid for "mortgage expenses . . . and other expenses that could not be verified," the audit said.

A spokesman for the facility said about $32,000 of the repayment is related to disallowed auto costs. Most of the rest of the repayment is because of a refinanced mortgage in which the mortgage savings were supposed to go back to Medicaid. The facility is not disputing the amounts and is paying them. For more, please read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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