Potential Nursing Home Fraud Alert
If you think there are stringent requirements on nursing homes to monitor the services or supplies of outside health care providers, THINK AGAIN!
Although nursing homes are required to perform numerous tasks to monitor patients and meet their medical needs, there are NO legal requirements that nursing homes monitor the services or supplies provided to their patients. These providers are allowed to bill directly without adequate confirmation that the care or items were necessary or were delivered as claimed. At the end of the day, make certain they if you have a family member or friend in a nursing home, and especially with a facility that utilizes an independent outside agency providing health care services, it is imperative that somebody monitor these transactions.