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NPR Chronicles More Nursing Home Eviction Abuses

As with California, other states are experiencing more nursing home eviction abuses fueled by the disparity between Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates.  NPR story looks at Maryland and Illinois, where inappropriate evictions and hospital dumping of residents are on the rise. An Illinois lawmaker has proposed a $250 daily fine against nursing homes that wrongfully refuse to readmit hospitalized residents. In California, the maximum daily fine is only $50 and the Department of Public Health is loathe to use it – prompting nursing homes to ignore resident bed hold laws.

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