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Medicare and Medicaid Program Terminated for Moorhead Restorative Care Center

Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Both Medicare and Medicaid pay for a portion of or all medically necessary long-term care, including care and treatment provided in nursing home settings. Not all nursing homes are affiliated with Medicare and Medicaid, though, meaning that these agencies will not pay for care provided at non-affiliated facilities.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently decided to sever its affiliation with Minnesota-based nursing home Moorhead Restorative Care Center. It will lose its designation as a Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) on June 20, 2023, when its contract with the Secretary of Health and Human Services will be terminated.

Medicare will cease making payments for any skilled nursing facility services performed at Moorhead Restorative Care Center on any patients admitted after June 10, 2023.

What Happened at Moorhead Restorative Care Center?

For a number of years, Moorhead Restorative Care Center displayed a pattern of misbehavior, negligence, and insufficient care resulting in harm to their patients. So what are some of the reasons the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chose to cut ties with the facility?

Over a period of time spanning eight years, state nursing home surveyors:

  • Issued 10 written deficiencies between Oct. 2014 and June 2022 noting that residents were in immediate jeopardy.
  • Determined that the facility caused actual harm to residents on April 8, 2022 and June 16, 2022.
  • Noted 34 written deficiencies and actual harm to residents between Oct. 2011 and June 2022.

Staff at Moorhead facility have also failed to “provide basic life support” in the past, violating a resident’s wishes and their physician’s orders.

What Rights Do Nursing Home Residents Have?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details the rights of every nursing home resident, which include the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Be free from abuse and neglect
  • Receive proper medical care
  • Choose their own doctor
  • Participate in decisions affecting their care

At Thomas Law Offices, we believe that every nursing home resident has the right to a happy, healthy, safe, and fulfilling life. We take reports of nursing home abuse and neglect seriously, and we are proud to have stood up on behalf of countless patients and their families.

We are a multi-state personal injury law office operating in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and beyond. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a nursing home, we want to help. Contact us today, and we’ll schedule you for a completely free consultation with a Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer.

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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