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Pittsburgh facility fined for unnecessary restraints

A nursing home in Squirrel Hill was fined more than $20,000 after being accused of restraining patients to their beds.  According to Health Department surveyors, patients at the Wightman Street nursing home were restrained, but there was no documentation by doctors showing the restraints were necessary. According to the inspection report, one patient was found

The audacity and arrogance of insurance companies

I realize that this post might be a bit off topic but it shows the arrogance of insurance companies and their contempt and disdain for the rule of law.  Nursing home attorneys routinely see this when the insurance companies refuse to provide nursing home records or when they state an elderly resident’s life is not

Fine for Medicare Fraud

State and federal officials announced today a $550,000 settlement in a fraudulent medical billing case against Green Valley Pavilion of Smyrna. Members of the Delaware Attorney General’s Office medicaid fraud control unit and the U.S. Attorney’s Office determined that some of Green Valley’s employees were altering patient charts in order to get more money from

Nursing home owner sentenced for fraud

The former owner of several nursing homes has been sentenced to 42 months of imprisonment after being convicted of health care fraud and money laundering.  Rocky Lemon pled guilty on both charges. In addition to the prison term the owner must serve three years of supervised release after completing his imprisonment and pay more than $4

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