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US Attorney Wants Nursing Home To Reimburse Medicare, Medicaid For Worthless Service

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U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey has filed a lawsuit against Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation and parent company Carespring Health Care Management alleging the nursing home billed Medicaid and Medicare for “worthless” services to residents and wants the nursing home to reimburse the government programs for what he described as substandard care provided to elderly patients.

Harvey said in the lawsuit that, “On numerous occasions, Villaspring residents did not receive their medication as prescribed or ordered…Medication errors were prevalent, and Villaspring residents suffered and were harmed by not receiving the medication they needed and had been prescribed.”

The Daily Reporter wrote that from “2004 to 2008, numerous patients suffered serious injuries because nursing home personnel didn’t follow physicians’ orders, didn’t properly treat bed sores, didn’t update resident care plans, and didn’t monitor blood-sugar levels of diabetic patients. The lawsuit claims that five of those patients died.”

The lawsuit alleges that “[b]y way of example only, residents suffered from extremely high and low blood sugar levels — including to the point of lapsing into a hypoglycemic coma — when medication to regulate blood sugar levels was not administered as ordered.”

If Villaspring is found guilty, they could be ordered to repay three times the amount it received from Medicare and Medicaid, and have to pay penalties as well.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: US Attorney Wants Nursing Home To Reimburse Medicare, Medicaid For Worthless Service was posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 9:22 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits.

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