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Maryland Nursing Home Accused of Evicting Medicare Residents

A lawsuit was filed on December 21 in Maryland against Neiswanger Management Services, LLC (NMS) for improperly evicting elderly residents from their facilities without plans for their medical care. Maryland law requires nursing homes to have care plan for residents upon being discharged. NMS is accused of kicking out residents as soon as their Medicare benefits have been depleted, leaving resident’s belongings outside and sending some to homeless shelters or unlicensed facilities.

Maryland’s Attorney General, Brian Frosh, said that a review of NMS revealed that despite only operating 2 percent of the nursing home beds in Maryland, “they represent 66 to 70 percent of the evictions.” Frosh believes that NMS has been replacing evicted Medicare residents with those on Medicaid, as Maryland’s daily rate is higher for Medicaid patients than it is for those on Medicare.