Former nursing home owner sentenced for Medicaid fraud

A Washington state former nursing home owner has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $185,600 in restitution. The judge called his scheme of Medicaid fraud and nursing home abuse and neglect “callous” and “indifferent to the extreme.” The former owner diverted large sums of revenue each month, forcing the faculty to trim expenses and essentials services. For example, nursing home staff had to ration food an linens and bills went unpaid. This led to a health care crisis and ultimately led the state to shut down the hospital in 2001.

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