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Investigation revealed deficient care at nursing home, $28 million settlement

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 28, 2014

Days after Extendicare Health Services agreed to pay $38 million to settle with the federal government, another company, this one that operates The Arbors at Milford in Ohio, settled overbilling allegations for $28 million. Allegations against the company brought up by the Ohio Attorney General include exuberantly overbilling Medicare and Medicaid for services, according to WKRC 12 News in Cincinnati. The company is said to operate nearly 30 other facilities – spread across seven states – around the country as well as… Read More →

Michigan to get nearly $3.5M in U.S. settlement with Extendicare nursing home chain

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 22, 2014

The federal government accused Extendicare Health Services, the chain that operates 440 long-term nursing homes across the country and recently agreed to pay a $38 million in a Medicare and Medicaid fraud lawsuit, of “failing to provide appropriate care, follow safety protocols or maintain enough skilled nurses,” according to Crain’s Detroit Business News. More details of the company’s misconduct were also revealed after the settlement. Crain’s reports that these include “head injuries to residents, falls, bed sores and fractures and… Read More →

TOPICS:   Extendicare, News

Extendicare Announces $38M Settlement With U.S. Government

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 8, 2014

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. does not expect the lump-sum $38 million settlement it agreed to pay the government to affect them, according to a press release detailing the agreement. The settlement finalizes investigations and claims brought up by the Department of Justice and Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that date all the way back to 2010. Extendicare is now subject to a period of compliance during which it will be monitored… Read More →

TOPICS:   Extendicare

Extendicare’s Financials Improve After Reaching $42.2 Million Settlement with U.S. Government

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

August 7, 2014

MarketWatch reported yesterday afternoon that Extendicare’s review for the second quarter of 2014 was $531.6 million, which represents a $13.4 million increase over the same period last year. MarketWatch reports that Extendicare Health Services, Inc. reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and multiple states regarding the government’s investigations and claims that have been pending since 2010. Extendicare, of course, denies… Read More →

TOPICS:   Extendicare

Mark Kosieradzki Quoted by Star Tribune Regarding Tasered Nursing Home Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 3, 2013

The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently quoted Mark Kosieradzki in its follow up article regarding a 76-year-old man, Zheng Diao, who died after he was tasered in a local nursing home. Zheng Diao was a patient at the Park Health and Rehab facility in St. Louis Park, MN. During his time at the facility, he had experienced some erratic behaviors and on July 14th, 2013, Zehng was wielding a knife and scissors when the St. Louis Park police department received a call for help. Zehng… Read More →

Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota Care Facilities—Part 1

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 2, 2013

Regarding abuse of vulnerable adults, the Minnesota legislature has declared “that the public policy of this state is to protect adults who, because of physical or mental disability or dependency on institutional services, are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment; to assist in providing safe environments for vulnerable adults; and to provide safe institutional or residential services, community-based services, or living environments for vulnerable adults who have been maltreated. In addition, it is the policy of this state to require the reporting… Read More →

Extendicare Nursing Resident Tasered and Dies

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

August 21, 2013

The City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota issued the following News Release this afternoon: “St. Louis Park, Minn. (Aug. 21, 2013) – On July 14, 2013 at 8:51 p.m., the staff at Park Health and Rehab, 4415 36th 1Ž2 Street West, requested assistance from the St. Louis Park Police Department with a patient who was in possession of a knife and scissors, and behaving in an uncooperative manner. The patient, Zheng Diao, age 76, was located by responding officers and… Read More →

Details about Extendicare’s Rose of Sharon Manor Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 2, 2013

This 63-bed nursing home has received a “below average” for both its Staffing and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual nursing home report. Between April 2010 and August 2012, this nursing home was cited with 15 health deficiencies. These include Rose of Sharon Manor’s: Failure to allow the resident the right to participate in the planning or revision of the resident’s care plan; Failure to immediately tell the resident, the resident’s doctor, and a family member of the… Read More →

Details about Extendicare’s Health & Rehabilitation of New Brighton Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 2, 2013

This 100-bed nursing home has received a “below average” for both its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Additionally, the government deemed its Health Inspection Rating to be “much below average.” Compared to the average number of Minnesota nursing home health deficiencies (6.8), this facility received 17 deficiencies. These include Health & Rehabilitation of New Brighton’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents, or to report and… Read More →

Details about Extendicare’s Golden Valley Rehabilitation & Care Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 2, 2013

This 164-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall, Health Inspection, and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.8), Golden Valley was cited for 12 health deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to assist those residents who need total help with eating, drinking, grooming, and personal and oral hygiene; Failure to give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems such as aspiration… Read More →