A class-action lawsuit has been filed against one of the nation’s largest nursing home operators alleging the chain implemented illegal admissions policies. According to the lawsuit, the chain sought to admit more seriously ill patients while decreasing its staff. The suit further alleges that the nursing home chain used this policy as a means to receive higher reimbursements from Medicare/Medicaid. Attorneys for the Plaintiff claim that by admitting more acutely ill patients without increasing staffing the nursing home is putting profits ahead of people.
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