From DS: Long Island Nursing home bilks Medicare/Medicaid while at the same time accused of gross fraud and abuse of the Elderly indicted by Letitia James

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AG James sues East Meadow nursing home,accusing it of fraud, abuse

New York Attorney General Letitia James on June 6 in New York...
New York Attorney General Letitia James onJune 6in New York City.Credit: AP / Mary Altaffer

ByMichael Gormleymichael.gormley@newsday.com@GormleyAlbanyUpdated December 13, 2022 10:01 pm

ALBANY — State Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday sued the Fulton Commons Care Center nursing home in East Meadow,accusingits operators of a “toxic culture of deceit” that used public money to pad the payroll for relatives and a “heinous record of resident abuse.”

The lawsuit also accuses the facility of knowingly underreporting deaths from the COVID-19 virus by as much as 45% while avoiding scrutiny by making robocalls to family members that said the facility “was free from COVID-19.”

The attorney general’s office filed the lawsuit Tuesday to force changes in the operation of the nursing home, but to keep the facility open, a spokeswoman said.

“Fulton…

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