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HOME HEALTH NEWS . . .

OIG  TO FOCUS ON BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LTC EMPLOYEES

OIG will be reviewing procedures and costs related to conducting background checks on prospective LTC employees and other workers who would have direct access to patients.  The background checks are intended to ensure facilities do not hire individuals who are considered excluded providers by the OIG (e.g., convicted felons with histories of violent behaviors or other abusive actions).

org.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-10-00422.pdf

                    

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 22 announced that the Medicare Fraud Strike Force recently charged 301 individuals for approximately $900 million in false billings--the largest takedown in history in terms of number of people charged and the Medicare loss amount.  The DOJ charged the defendants with various health care fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statutes, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.  The charges are based on alleged fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including home health care, psychotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, durable medical equipment, and prescription drugs.

   

Peak RehabCare is a therapist-managed rehab contract company providing Comprehensive Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy Services. We serve Healthcare facilities in Western Kentucky including Hospitals, LTC and Home Health Agencies.

  

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