Angelino Menconi Nov. 13, 2015, 10:45am


A Pittsburgh nursing facility is suing after it claims Medicaid benefits were terminated for two residents before their deaths, leaving the facility with unpaid invoices.

The Jewish Association on Aging/Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center filed suit against Theodore Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Sept. 17, seeking a declaratory judgment requiring strict compliance with the Medicaid benefit termination notice requirements.

The plaintiffs allege that at least two residents had Medicaid benefits terminated without adequate notice before their deaths. The facility learned of the termination of benefits after the demise of each resident, and only when billing issues became apparent, the complaint states.

The plaintiff is demanding the reinstatement of benefits and payment of unpaid invoices, plus costs and attorney fees. It is represented by Chadwick O. Bogar of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:15-CV-01809

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