Mismanagement and Medicare Fraud Alleged Against Arkansas Elder Care Facility.

It is a sad reality, but far too often, nursing homes are places of abuse and neglect. These facilities are entrusted with our loved ones who frequently require constant attention because they cannot care for themselves. It is crucial that family members maintain a vigilant eye for signs of abuse when visiting loved ones.  Our Boston firm is a nationally respected team of personal injury lawyer specialists. Our decades of experience and expertise allow us to assist our clients in a variety of personal injury issues and cases. We are experts in nursing home abuse and elder neglect. Have you or a family member been a victim of nursing home abuse? If so, our Boston nursing home abuse attorneys will do everything in our power to make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve. Please call 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

The Step-By-Step senior in-home care provider in Little Rock, Arkansas is being investigated after recent allegations of medicare fraud and an inability to manage or properly pay their employees. After performing an audit of Step-By-Step’s billings in 2013 and 2014, the Arkansas Office of Medicaid Inspector General found credible evidence of fraud. Primarily, what was found to be deceptive and potentially fraudulent was evidence of medicare billing discrepancies and billing for services that were never provided.

The audit was performed after the daughter of one of Step-By-Step’s clients noticed repeated billings to her mother’s medicare account, despite never actually hiring the company to perform any of the services for which medicare was being billed. Upon further investigation, the daughter found out that her mother wasn’t even receiving any of the services that she was being billed for.  Step-By-Step is maintaining, however, that all of these practices were performed by a lone rogue employee, but they do estimate that he may have fraudulently and illegally seized thousands of dollars of Medicaid funds.

While this misconduct fortunately did not result physical abuse or neglect, it is financial abuse nonetheless. Also, the recipients of elder care are sometimes victims of theft or fraud, which is why it is so very important for family members to keep a vigilant eye, as was done in this instance.

Have you or a family member been a victim of nursing home abuse? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional or financial hardship caused by the accident. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation.

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