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Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported
Modern Healthcare

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

Auditors with HHS’ Office of Inspector General drilled down on episodes serious enough that the patient was taken straight from a nursing facility to a hospital emergency room.