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Feds Probing Complaint at Illinois Nursing Home

An anonymous complaint brought federal investigators to an Illinois nursing home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent investigators from a Medicare/Medicaid fraud unit to the nursing home. The unannounced visit is part of an ongoing investigation which arose from an anonymous complaint. Illinois has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit that investigates and prosecutes Medicaid provider fraud and incidences of patient abuse and neglect. The nursing home had faced closure earlier in the year after the state found several deficiencies and halted Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements for new patients until the deficiencies were corrected. Less than a week later, the state had cleared the nursing home after receiving a corrective-action plan. To read the full story, click here.