The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has sent Medicare and Medicaid investigators to the Champaign County Nursing Home late last week. The investigation was prompted by an anonymous complaint. While the nature of the complaint remains unknown, Medicaid fraud investigators look into provider fraud and patient abuse and neglect. The Champaign County Nursing Home has been in the headlines recently when State of Illinois investigators found multiple deficiencies. The deficiencies put a stop to Medicare / Medicaid reimbursements for new patients until the problems could be corrected.
State records show that numerous complaints have been made against Champaign County Nursing Home in 2008. Copies of all complaints are not currently available, but records indicate that there are complaints on file relating to significant resident injuries.