Lawyer Bilks Nursing Home Patients… and Medicare

This article in Law.com goes against my “lawyers are protecting nursing home residents” theory, which I now have to bump back to hypothesis:

    An attorney faces a maximum of 20 years in prison after being convicted of failing to provide nursing home services for which he collected $32.9 million in Medicare and Medicaid payments. A federal court concluded that the evidence revealed such poor conditions, including “food shortages bordering on starvation … that, in essence, any services that defendant actually provided were of no value to the residents.” Prosecutors said George D. Houser is the first defendant ever convicted in a federal court trial for submitting payment claims for “worthless services.”

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