Abuse And Neglect

Hatch calls for answers from HHS on abuse, neglect in long-term care facilities

Hatch calls for answers from HHS on abuse, neglect in long-term care facilities

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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to divulge information on nursing home abuse, following a scathing federal report that found more than a quarter of potential abuse incidents go unreported.

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

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Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, indicating that the government needs to provide more guidance and oversight, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Medicaid fraud units recovered $10 million from nursing homes in 2013, annual report shows

Medicaid fraud units recovered $10 million from nursing homes in 2013, annual report shows

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Medicaid Fraud Control Units recovered about $10.3 million from nursing facilities in fiscal year 2013, according to an annual report issued Friday. Civil fraud settlements and judgments accounted for the majority of nursing home recoveries last fiscal year, the report showed.