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Nursing home agrees to $2.2 million settlement in case of false documentation

By | Billing Fraud, False Records, Financial Exploitation

A New York state-based nursing home operator agreed to a $2.2 million settlement last month after an employee said her name was forged on patient review documents that falsely stated particular services were provided to patients. The documents asserted that services such as suction oxygen treatments and cancer care were…

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Minnesota Department of Health Cites Presbyterian Homes for Neglecting its Resident

By | False Records, Neglect, Presbyterian Homes, Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted its investigation of neglect concerns at Presbyterian Homes nursing home in Bloomington, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the resident was not adequately monitored and her call light was not answered timely when the resident was short of…

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Additional Details About Extendicare’s Park Health and Rehab Center Nursing Home

By | False Records, Medication Errors, Neglect, Park Health and Rehab, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

I was just looking into some information about the Park Health and Rehab Center nursing home, which is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  I came across four recent investigations of the facility by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Here’s what they are about: One case investigated the following allegation: “It is…

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Cedar Crest Estate Assisted Living Facility Neglects Resident and Falsify Record

By | Cedar Crest Estate Assisted Living Facility, False Records, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Cedar Crest Estate assisted living facility in Hutchinson, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that Cedar Crest Estate failed to properly supervise one of its residents. The Department investigated the matter and…

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Poor Dental Care in Nursing Homes is Epidemic and Fatal Problem

By | False Records, Neglect, Sepis / Infection, Wrongful Death

A Minneapolis Star Tribune article today reports on the prevalence of poor dental care in nursing homes.  The article reveals that nursing home residents “suffer from cavities, gum disease and cracked teeth, in part because their mouths are not kept clean.”  The report warns: “While residents now require more dental care…

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The Science of False Medical Charting (Part 4)—What Forensic Document Analysis is and How Its Used

By | False Records

Forensic document analysis is a scientific discipline that can definitively prove the sequence of entries of information onto a document. Forensic document analysis can scientifically determine wrongdoing on the part of medical care providers. According to the American Society for Testing and Materials, forensic document examiners make scientific examinations, comparisons,…

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The Science of False Medical Charting (Part 3)—What Comparative Record Analysis is and How Its Used

By | False Records

Clinical record analysis demonstrating untruthfulness is one of the best tools available to convince a jury of judge of the healthcare provider’s guilt. Often times, medical records suspected of having been falsified can be compared and cross-referenced with other relevant documents. This is called comparative record analysis. There are a…

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The Science of False Medical Charting (Part 2) — Why Clinical Records are Important and Why Providers Falsify Them

By | False Records

Nursing homes and other health care facilities use clinical records to track whether their patients have received the required care, to monitor changes in patient condition, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the care being provided. By documenting care given, health care providers can make informed decisions regarding the patients’…

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