The Epidemic in Nursing Home Evictions

As illustrated by a recent New York Times cover story, nursing homes throughout the country are rapidly adopting a “new” business model: attract lucrative short term patients paying through Medicare, and then throw them out once their Medicare coverage ends.People are often admitted to nursing homes to recuperate after a hospital stay, and typically have up to 100 days of rehabilitative services covered by Medicare, which pays a generous rate compared to other payment sources.

January 2016

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Center for Medicare Advocacy Issues Alert on Illegal Medicare “Discharges” by Skilled Nursing Facilities

On January 13, 2016, the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) published a terrific new alert on the discharge rights of skilled nursing facility residents.