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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. 

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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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