Healthcare fraud rampant, but OIG refines its focus on nursing homes
Neville M. Bilimoria
Feb 19, 2024
For 2024, healthcare fraud has already been rampant, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. But on Jan. 19, the OIG took a specific stance with...
Study: Older adults lean on trust to make choices — which could make them more prone to scams
Feb 14, 2024
A new study sheds light on why older adults tend to fall for financial scams — they depend more on trust when making choices, according to a report published last month in Scientific Reports.
Updated: Philip Esformes reaches plea deal on remaining charges in $1.3B fraud case
Lois A. Bowers
Feb 02, 2024
Philip Esformes, the disgraced nursing home and assisted living community owner charged in a record $1.3 billion healthcare fraud case in 2016, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors on outstanding charges...
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from former nursing home mogul Esformes
Dec 12, 2023
The US Supreme court has rejected the appeal of Phillip Esformes, clearing the path for his continued prosecution on six counts related to a massive nursing home fraud scheme.
State staffing minimums provided motive to falsify nursing home records, witness testifies in ‘ghost...
Nov 28, 2023
A surveyor’s testimony took the spotlight recently in a criminal fraud trial involving leaders of two nursing homes.
Criminal trial starts for PA nursing home owner, staff accused of falsifying staffing records
Nov 17, 2023
A co-owner of two Western Pennsylvania nursing homes and several of his former building leaders are on trial this week, defending themselves against extensive federal charges related to Medicaid and Medicare...
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Oct 25, 2023
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Picketing workers seek receiver for troubled nursing home
Aug 11, 2023
A union representing workers at a nursing home already under investigation for fraud are calling on the state to place the facility in receivership, alleging that the owners are revoking workers’ healthcare...
Accused provider: Attorney general will ‘weaponize’ facility monitor in $83 million case
Jessica R. Towhey
Jul 12, 2023
Lawyers for an embattled group of nursing homes accused the New York attorney general of trying to “weaponize” a court-appointed monitor charged with assessing the quality of care.
‘Unwitting’ senior living and care providers swept up in $114 million fake nursing degree scheme
Jan 30, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities, an assisted living community and home health providers were among many businesses across the country duped into hiring more than 7,600 nurses with fake credentials, according...