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Medicare Fraud at Life Care Centers of America

Steve Wagner

Medicare fraud is a dangerous threat to our elderly loved ones, and yet, it is a rampant issue at nursing home and assisted living care facilities across the country.

The danger lies in care facility workers neglecting the care and treatment that actually needs to be done for patients, and then facilities bill Medicare for the costs of unnecessary tests and treatments that our loved ones are subjected to, in spite of their needs.

These tests and treatments may subject our loved ones to unnecessary suffering, but it also causes the cost of these treatments to rise dramatically, making it increasingly difficult for those who actually do require this type of care.

CBS News has recently performed an investigation into the nation’s third largest nursing home care facility, Life Care Centers of America. These investigations were spurred by the resignation of a former Life Care employee, Helen Toomey. Toomey says that her employer often required her to bill for unnecessary treatments, and to document therapies that were never even performed, thus making more money for the establishment, and neglecting what the patients really needed.

Life Care Centers have denied the allegations, but the proof against their practices is mounting. With the uncovering of this fraud, it causes us to wonder how many more facilities are taking advantage of the system, neglecting the needs of our elderly loved ones, and forcing costs up for those of us who truly need more in depth treatments and care. If you have been the victim of this type of Medicare Fraud, the law offices of Wagner Reese would like to assist you in recovering the settlement that is rightfully yours. Please give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free nursing home abuse consultation and learn more about the services we offer.

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