According to Bizjournals, a Buffalo, New York nursing home has fired seventeen individuals for endangering and neglecting the welfare of an elderly resident. Six of those fired are facing felony charges for document falsification related to patient care.
This case comes from the investigations undertaken by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which is the largest department within the Attorney General’s Criminal Division. This unit investigates fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes committed by hospitals, nursing homes and other elderly care facilities, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers around the country.
The HighPointe facility is a 300-bed operation. It opened late in 2011. Since opening, the facility has received 17 citations during 59 separate on-site inspections from state health officials. 11 of these citations were related to quality of care issues.
The Attorney General’s office did not comment.
The Kosieradzki-Smith Law Firm has extensive experience in uncovering document forgeries related to patient care. For a detailed explanation of some of these techniques, see the four-part blog series “The Science of False Medical Charting.”
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