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Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Fraud and Hospice

An Illinois hospice executive was charged with federal healthcare fraud for elevating the level of care for hospice patients who resided in the nursing homes that he controlled.  The facts are that this executive trained nurses to look for signs that patients would qualify for general inpatient care which resulted in higher payments than routine […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Fraudulent Placement in Hospice To Collect Medicare

AseraCare, a national hospice company is being sued for fraud.  The allegations are that AserCare would transfer residents to hospice care to collect Medicare payments.  Nursing homes can bill Medicare for a very limited amount of days for skilled nursing care.  The suit alleges that after Medicare is billed for the skilled nursing care, AseraCare […]