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Home Health Groups Applaud Latest Wave of CMS Moratoria

Both local and national home health care trade associations have voiced their approval of the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that prevents the enrollment of new providers in the Medicare program for select cities.  Last week, CMS announced its temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new home health agencies. […]

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CMS Issues Second Wave of Home Health Moratoria

Following in the footsteps of its initial home health moratorium last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now bar new agencies from enrolling in four additional U.S. metros.  CMS today announced a new temporary moratoria on the enrollment of home health agencies in Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Dallas and Houston, as well […]

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Texas Home Health Operator Indicted on Medicare Fraud, Bank Structuring Charges

Despite federal efforts to curb Medicare fraud among home health operators, a home health agency owner and operator and director of nursing were arrested this week in Richmond, Texas for their alleged roles in a recent Medicare fraud scheme.  According to the Department of Justice, the participants conspired to structure bank withdrawals.  Stella Maduka, of […]

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Detroit Home Health Owner Sentenced in $11M Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Detroit-area home health agency will serve 120 months in prison for his role in a $11 million Medicare fraud scheme. Chiradeep Gupta, 39, a physical therapist and part-owner of the Oak Park, Michigan-based All American home health agency, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, […]

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Former Kindred Exec Settles Medicare Fraud Allegations

The former chief executive officer of Louisville, Ky.-based HealthEssentials Solutions and co-founder of Kindred Healthcare Inc., has resolved allegations of Medicare fraud related to HealthEssentials reimbursement claims by agreeing to a $1 million settlement. The Justice Department accused Michael R. Barr, who along with W. Bruce Lunsford co-founded the post-acute care company that’s now known […]

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