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Trump Commutes Esformes’s 20-Year Sentence in Massive Medicare Fraud Case

It wasn’t long ago that former nursing home operator Phillip Esformes was living at the height of luxury. Just last year, he acquired a $1.6 million Ferrari, a $360,000 Swiss watch, and traveled around the United States on a private jet. Yet it wasn’t long before Esformes was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a two-decade scheme that involved an estimated $1.3 billion worth of fraudulent claims. Read More >>

Joint Statement: Nursing Home Study Finds Discharges Linked to Medicare Copayments – LTCCC

Despite strong safeguards to protect residents from unwanted and unsafe discharges from a nursing home, inappropriate discharges are a growing problem for seniors and their families. Below is a joint statement from LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, June 6, 2019, on new findings related to this problem. The statement can also be found on our website at Read More >>

Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn’t have room – From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An article in the 26 Feb., edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Julian Gray and Frank Petrich, was entitled "Elder Law Guys: Doublecheck when they say the rehab center doesn't have room". Federal Law and Medicaid and Medicare: Responsibility for Hospital Discharges (Copyright Getty Images.) Gray and Petrich cite significant occurrences surrounding hospital discharges, "In two recent Read More >>

President Trump signed these Medicare changes into law. Here’s what to watch for – Via PBS.org

In his PBS.org "Making Sense" column, author, @PhilMoeller, announced, "big changes to Medicare," just signed by President Donald Trump, which, the article continued, "morphed from being an item on various congressional wish lists into reality as part of last week’s budget deal, diverting me on my way to this week’s reader questions." Changes to Medicare According to Moeller, "The Congressional Read More >>