Nursing Home Loses Medicare Funding After Failing to Correct Care Issues

A nursing home is being stripped of its eligibility to receive Medicare or Medicaid payments for residents because of financial and care related problems, state Health Department officials confirmed last week.  The nursing home has been given 30 days to relocate the residents whose care will no longer be funded.

Nearly all of the facilities 23 residents were receiving Medicare or Medicaid assistance. State inspectors cited the nursing home for both physical care and financial issues in recent months.According to the reports, the facility failed to properly care for pressure ulcers and used physical restraints without a prescription. The owners of the nursing home filed for bankruptcy April 5. They are also being investigated for possibly mishandling residents accounts. For more, read the story.

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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