The numbers represent the first official national accounting of fatalities in the 15,000 nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. The tally, however, is incomplete.
Disgraced nursing-home CEO wants felony convictions tossed
The ringleader in one of the largest corporate-fraud cases in Indiana in recent years says his legal team at Barnes & Thornburg failed to disclose a “profound conflict of interest.Read More
The state health department laid out new orders Wednesday in an effort to protect elderly and confined Hoosiers from contracting the disease, Meanwhile, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard is coordinating testing for nursing home residents in his city.
Both types of locations are considered serious in a pandemic, because the virus can spread quickly in confined spaces. In addition, elderly people in nursing homes or prisons with underlying medical conditions are considered especially vulnerable if they are infected.
Officials at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community say a nurse and therapist also tested positive and are recovering at home.
Capitol Village Healthcare, a 52-bed nursing home at 2926 N. Capitol Ave., closed earlier this year, and had received low ratings from U.S. News and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The penalties will be as much as 2 percent of Medicare reimbursements, and could be worth millions of dollars to large nursing-home chains with locations spread across Indiana and the nation.
The case might never have come to light were it not for a nearly century-old Indianapolis company that had a chance to participate in the overbilling and kickback scheme but called the FBI instead.
Steven Ganote, who prosecutors say was a key player in the massive American Senior Communities overbilling and kickback scheme, was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution.
James Burkhart’s hopes for a light sentence were dashed Friday afternoon when a federal judge handed down a lengthy sentence for his role in leading a massive kickback scheme as CEO of Indiana’s largest chain of nursing homes.
James Burkhart, who pleaded guilty to fraud, will be sentenced June 27 in federal court. His lawyers are asking for a four-year sentence.
For more than a decade, Zeke Turner built scores of senior-care facilities. But in the past year, Mainstreet has been reeling from an unexpected slowdown in sales of its properties.
Former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart and former Chief Operating Officer Daniel Benson have agreed to plea deals in a kickback scheme involving millions of dollars.
Joshua Burkhart is the second defendant to admit guilt in what prosecutors allege was a $16 million fraud orchestrated by leaders of the state's biggest nursing home company.
Roger Werner played a “central role” in helping fellow executives fleece the nursing home company, according to a new federal lawsuit.
The agreement calls for the housing authority in the central Indiana community to compensate seven victims of discrimination identified by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prosecutors argue that subpoenas issued by counsel for the nursing home company's former CEO are overly broad and "an abuse of process."
The fact that Dave Mazanowski, whose firm provided landscaping services to the nursing home chain's properties, had been cooperating with investigators was revealed publicly for the first time in a recent court filing.
The move by Mainscape founder Dave Mazanowski, disclosed in a federal court filing, is potentially problematic for the four other executives charged this fall.
An Indiana state official in charge of regulatory oversight of nursing homes and residential care facilities has been barred from taking a job at a private company that runs senior living communities over ethics concerns.
An indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart orchestrated a massive scheme that defrauded the nursing home company, its owner and federal health care programs out of more than $16 million.