Florida Home Health Agencies Targeted by CMS for Pre-claim Review

Florida is one of five states that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is targeting for a three-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration for home healthcare services. However, just how this program will work has raised questions in the home healthcare community. CMS says the steps it is taking are designed to “provide timely […]

OIG opinion: Free home health visits are not kickbacks

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently issued an opinion that a home healthcare provider’s policy to offer free introductory visits to patients who have already chosen it as their provider does not violate the federal anti-kickback statute. In its request for an advisory opinion, the home healthcare provider […]

Home healthcare agencies, aides top fraud list

Home healthcare agencies and home healthcare aides topped the list of providers with the largest number of healthcare fraud convictions in 2014, according to a report released last month by the HHS Office of the Inspector General. Of the more than $1.9 billion recovered in total civil judgments and settlements, the federal government recovered $186 […]