Nursing Home Reimbursement Fraud Totals $1 Billion

The nursing home owner of 30 facilities, along with doctors and hospitals are being prosecuted for fraud after pushing through treatments and medication prescriptions for patients that did not need them. The purpose of the prescribed therapy and drugs was to receive higher reimbursement rates for having those types of patients. The criminal activity using nursing home patients to receive higher reimbursements was the worst seen. 

"This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,"said the assistant attorney general. The reimbursements totaled more than $1 billion. For more, read the story