Nursing Home Patient Dumping. Is This A New Trend?

I was disgusted when I recently saw this news clip regarding a nursing home patient that was literally dumped at an emergency room.  Patient dumping is an illegal practice, yet seems to be occurring more frequently lately.

No doubt, patient dumping is about nursing homes desire to increase their profits as opposed to providing quality patient care.  My hunch is that if we were to look at all of the patients who were dumped by nursing homes, we would see that most (if not all) are Medicaid recipients  as opposed to Medicare or private pay patients.

 

 

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