Nursing Home Sued For Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid

Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit accusing a nursing home of providing “services that were worthless” and that resulted in the death of five residents.The prosecutors seek reimbursement of Medicare and Medicaid funding from the 140-bed facility.

The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by submitting bills for reimbursement for poor resident care. The nursing home could face stiff fines if convicted. One of the executive vice presidents of nursing home's parent company, said the lawsuit was inaccurate and that all services billed to Medicaid and Medicare were provided.

The lawsuit details the care of six residents between 2004-2008. The lawsuit claims that Medicaid paid $61,921 and Medicare paid $34,021 to the nursing home for services that were never received by these patients. The lawsuit also alleges the nursing home failed to follow physician orders, neglected to treat pressure wounds and failed to properly monitor diabetic residents. 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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