Owner of collapsed Skyline chain close to plea agreement with federal prosecutors: report
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 22, 2023
The former head of a nursing home empire that grew quickly and crumbled even more quickly is close to reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would cover all pending criminal charges.
Stricter audits may be on the horizon from the OIG
Jan 11, 2023
Long-term care facilities and providers should brace themselves for what may be an uptick in enforcement activity from Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) in the coming year. In 2023, the U.S. Department...
Embattled Louisiana operator arrested on charges of cruelty, Medicaid fraud
Jun 23, 2022
Louisiana skilled nursing operator Bob Dean was arrested Wednesday following a 10-month investigation into botched evacuations during Hurricane Ida that left a dozen residents dead.
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Apr 30, 2018
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.
Hidden cameras result in criminal charges against Ohio nursing home owner, including substandard care...
Jun 30, 2014
Hidden cameras placed inside an Ohio nursing home have led to 39 criminal charges, state officials have announced.
Medicaid fraud units recovered $10 million from nursing homes in 2013, annual report shows
Mar 11, 2014
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...
Franken reintroduces bill to facilitate rides from nursing homes to medical appointments
Jan 22, 2014
More Medicaid dollars would flow to volunteers who drive nursing home residents to medical appointments under a bill recently reintroduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Seniors living in rural parts of Minnesota...
Nursing home operator to repay $1 million in Medicaid fraud case
Jul 19, 2013
A South Carolina man will pay $1 million in restitution for his role in a nursing home Medicaid fraud scheme, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday.
Mar 02, 2013
Virginia — State Sen. Bill Stanley (R) has introduced a bill requiring that nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other certified nursing facilities obtain minimum levels of insurance. If SB70...