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Profit and Abuse at Homes for the Profoundly Disabled
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Dec 10, 2015 - 3:30:21 PM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Privately run residential programs were supposed to be an antidote to the ills of institutional care for society's most vulnerable: children and adults with profound disabilities like severe autism. 

But a deep examination of AdvoServ -- a veteran industry player now owned by a private equity firm -- shows how a powerful, well-financed provider can exploit a fractured system, using its deep pockets to beat back sanctions, bully regulators and shape the very rules it plays by, ProPublica's Heather Vogell writes.

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More in the full story here: https://www.propublica.org/article/advoserv-profit-and-abuse-at-homes-for-the-profoundly-disabled.

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