Prosecutors say the defendants used shell companies to falsify and inflate costs of goods and services to steal discounts and rebates and conceal kickbacks.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates as many as 45 percent of nursing home residents’ visits to the hospital are potentially avoidable.
Mainstreet is expanding, but not in Indiana, which has a moratorium on new nursing homes.
The House Speaker says Rep. Eric Turner should have recused himself from a debate on a nursing home moratorium because of a conflict of interest.
The Ethics Committee heard allegations today that Rep. Eric Turner improperly lobbied against a nursing home moratorium.
Rep. Eric Turner's son is a nursing home developer and Turner opposed a bill last session that would have put a moratorium on new nursing homes.
OPTIMISTIC seeks to reduce Medicaid and Medicare costs by treating patients in nursing homes instead of transferring them to the hospital.
Legislators are inching toward declaring a moratorium on new nursing homes in Indiana.