Miami Herald

Florida health officials deployed to investigate claims of 'warehousing children' in state nursing homes

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Florida long-term care officials will be making visits to numerous nursing homes after a federal report accused Florida health officials of warehousing disabled children in geriatric nursing facilities.

OIG: Medicare overpaid home health agencies $5 million in 2010 for dubious claims

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Home health agencies received $5 million in overpayments for dubious Medicare claims filed in 2010, federal investigators have found.

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

Increasing funding for watchdog organizations is the most effective way to protect assisted living residents, according to testimony given by operator groups at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing yesterday.