3 years for home health owner who inflated hours and claimed to care for SNF residents and the dead in $2.2M Medicaid fraud


A former home health company owner accused of defrauding Medicaid and the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $2 million was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.

Court rules nursing homes can't sue state over Medicaid decisions


Ohio nursing homes don't have standing to sue the state over Medicaid eligibility determinations unless specifically authorized.

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services acquires facility

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services has acquired The Sarah Moore Health Care Center Inc., a 32-bed skilled nursing facility in Delaware, OH.

Nursing home resident dies after allegedly being smothered by son


A terminally ill nursing home resident in Ohio has died after his son is alleged to have smothered him, according to police.

Berkadia announces $156 million in financing

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.

Hidden cameras result in criminal charges against Ohio nursing home owner, including substandard care and forgery


Hidden cameras placed inside an Ohio nursing home have led to 39 criminal charges, state officials have announced.

Oxford Finance LLC provides $14.5M in financing to JAG Healthcare

Oxford Finance LLC has closed a $13 million senior secured term loan and $1.5 million revolving lined of credit to Ohio-based JAG Healthcare. The money will be used to acquire six skilled nursing facilities in Ohio, as well as working capital, the company said.

Remedi SeniorCare expands Midwest distribution

It has acquired Cornerstone Pharmacy, one of the largest single site long-term care (LTC) pharmacies in Northeast Ohio.

Nursing home that had meth lab shuts its doors


The Ashtabula, OH, nursing home that gained national attention for having a methamphetamine lab earlier this month has closed, according to local news outlets.

Ohio loses SNF jobs in wake of pay cuts; a sign of what's to come for nation, experts say

Ohio skilled nursing facilities have shed or plan to shed 2,800 jobs in the wake of recent Medicare and Medicaid cuts, new survey results show. It could be just the start of losses to be felt around the country.

Ohio judge permits healthcare reform suit to proceed to trial, follows similar action taken in Florida case

Ohio judge permits healthcare reform suit to proceed to trial, follows similar action taken in Florida case

An Ohio federal judge recently allowed a lawsuit that challenges the insurance mandate of the healthcare reform law to proceed to trial.

Medicaid cuts easier said than done in Ohio, newspaper reports

In states such as Ohio, where budgets are getting more difficult to balance, Medicaid may seem like an easy target for cutbacks. But for every Medicaid dollar the state slashes, it loses $2 of matching funds, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Medicaid payment bundling sparks controversy in Ohio


Medicaid payment bundling is emerging as a key topic in national healthcare reform. As part of their research on bundling, federal lawmakers should pay attention to what is happening in Ohio.