DLP Fights for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect- McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Reports “Owners of nearly half of Indiana’s nursing homes sued over refusal to share financial information”

Indiana’s nursing homes sued
Date: August 31, 2022

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News author, Kimberly Marselas, reports on a lawsuit regarding allegations that eight hospitals in Indiana, which own approximately 250 nursing homes in the state, have not disclosed important information concerning “extra public funding” from Medicaid. As a result, these hospitals have broken Indiana’s open record laws.

      The amount of money allotted to Indiana nursing homes is based on the number of residents that receive coverage through Medicaid. A lawsuit in Marion County, Indiana, states that it is not necessary for this money from Medicaid to be utilized on services provided to nursing home residents. Nevertheless, the public should be notified of how nursing homes spend these funds.

    It is important to mention that Medicaid funding is solely distributed to public nursing homes, and Indiana receives the greatest amount of funding from Medicaid.  Marselas mentions that in 2021 Indiana’s hospital owners collectively received $825 million dollars. Because of this, it is important to find out where and how this money is being spent. Some say the Medicaid funding is being used for hospital construction purposes. However, the eight hospitals accused of these allegations have not made a public statement on this matter.

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Works Cited

Marselas, Kimberly. “Owners of nearly half of Indiana’s nursing homes sued over refusal to share financial information.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 11 August 2022, https://www.mcknights.com/news/owners-of-nearly-half-of-indianas-nursing-homes-sued-over-refusal-to-share-financial-information/.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP