Home Health Industry: Medicaid Reforms Needed to Protect Program

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is receiving praise for its efforts on Medicaid program vunlenerabilites from the home health care industry.

“Medicaid fraud that could amount to billions of dollars per year is a serious problem that must be remedied,” said Senator John Breaux, senior counsel to the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. “Wednesday’s hearing underscores the fact that we must do more to protect America’s 50 million Medicaid beneficiaries and the taxpayers who fund this essential healthcare benefit.”

The industry group said it supports policy solutions that target fraud and abuse that strengthen the state Medicaid programs to more effectively ensure that valuable taxpayer dollars are not falling into the hands of fraudulent individuals.

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare was established in 2010 to assist government officials in ensuring access to quality home health services for all Americans.

Written by John Yedinak

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