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Massachusetts Doctor Pleads Guilty in $27 Million Home Health Scheme

A Boston-area doctor pleaded guilty this week for his role in a home health fraud scheme that allegedly bilked Medicare out of more than $27 million. Dr. Spencer Wilking, former Medical Director for Waltham, Mass.-based MJG Management Company, which operated as At Home VNA, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison plus supervised […]

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More Than 20 Arrests in Medicaid Home Health Fraud Takedown

Last Thursday, the largest health care fraud takedown in Washington, D.C. history resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people, from operators of home care agencies to officer workers and personal care assistants. The investigation uncovered various, separate schemes involving fraud, kickbacks and false billings for D.C. Medicaid patents.  In one alleged scheme, the […]

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Dallas Morning News Delves into Area Home Health Fraud

Dallas has recently become the focus of state and federal attention to Medicare health care fraud as one of the cities among all in the U.S. where home health fraud is most rampant.  The Dallas Morning News delves into the issue in an article this week, looking into the population among which fraud has been […]

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Missouri Home Health Provider Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges

A Missouri home health care owner/operator was indicted this week on fraud charges alleging she made fraudulent charges involving payment of a bank loan.  According to the Justice Department, Tina Kuehl of St. Louis was charged after obtaining a $305,000 property loan from Community Bank of Owensville, that resulted in foreclosure after several payments were […]

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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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