Category: Trial themes

Corporate Practice of Medicine

JDSupra reported on the $10 million jury verdict in a novel corporate practice of medicine (CPOM) case. The jury found in favor of a physician hospitalist group that claimed a management company repeatedly broke its promise to comply with the state’s CPOM prohibition, putting profits over patients, among other wrongdoings. The case is featured this

CEO Sentenced

The Altoona Mirror reported the prison sentence for nursing home operator Samuel Joseph Zaffuto. The former CEO at Christ the King Manor was sentenced to state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Zaffuto siphoned funds from the nursing home to pay for vacations, vehicle purchases and his family. His crimes began as early as May

Control or Passive Investors?

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) and Providence Administrative Consulting Services (PACS) spoke at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) conference. Omega is the largest owner of nursing homes in the United States, with a portfolio of about $10 billion worth of real estate, 80% of which is skilled nursing. PACS operates

Failure to Report or Intentional cover-up?

The latest study showing the government’s continued failure to enforce safety regulations in the nation’s nursing homes is no surprise to those of us who have been fighting the systemic abuse and neglect for decades. Underreporting of abuse, falls and pressure ulcers in nursing homes is common place to avoid accountability and responsibility. For the

Related Party Transcations

Consumer Voice released an incredible new report, “Where Do the Billions of Dollars Go? A Look At Nursing Home Related Party Transactions.” The report documents how each year nursing homes funnel billions of dollars through related party companies (companies they own) with little to no oversight by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Charles Grassley’s Push for Transparency

“CMS’ thirteen-year delay is slow even by bureaucratic standards and especially egregious given that the number of nursing homes owned by private equity has significantly increased since then” -US Sen. Charles Grassley wrote (R-IA). Recently Grassley sent a letter asking CMS to finalize CMS’ “overdue proposed rule that…failed to finalize and implement.” New rules will

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