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Released: December 22, 2016
Nursing home sued for kicking out patients to boost Medicare payments
Source: Dan Morse, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
A nursing home operator in Maryland aggressively and illegally booted residents from its facilities to maximize payments it collected from public health plans and in many cases dropped the residents off at homeless shelters or inadequate living facilities, the state’s attorney general alleged in a sweeping lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit asserts that the firm, Neiswanger Management Services (NMS), was acutely aware of the reimbursement differences between federal Medicare and the lesser rates paid by Medicaid.
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