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The Inspector General’s ongoing review identified 134 Medicare beneficiaries whose injuries may have been the result of potential abuse or neglect. Photo: AP (Genevieve Ross)

Elder abuse of Medicare beneficiaries at nursing homes is being underreported to law enforcement, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services “has inadequate procedures” to ensure facilities are complying with the law, according to an early alert issued Monday by the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s office. 

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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