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New Jersey Pushed to Return $32 Million in Home Health Payments

The New Jersey Department of Human Services improperly claimed more than $32 million in Medicaid payments for home health services that didn’t meet federal or state requirements, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Office of Inspector General. Of 100 randomly reviewed claims for the state’s personal care services program submitted from August […]

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New York Home Health Agency to Pay $6 Million Medicaid Fraud Settlement

Empire State Home Care Services, a New York-based home care agency, has agreed to a $6 million settlement following a Medicaid billing audit, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. The audit revealed Empire improperly billed Medicaid by reporting salaries and benefits of administrative personnel under direct care cost centers between 2002 and 2005 […]

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Editor’s Picks: NAHC on Face-to-Face Lawsuit, Bundled Payment Risk

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing readers’ attention this week, plus some other notable stories from around the web that caught our eye here at HHCN: Most Read NAHC President Optimistic About Face-to-Face Ruling—President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Val J. Halamandaris, told Home Health Care […]

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House Bill Aims to Expand Home, Community Care Options

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is seeking to increase the number of people who can remain in their homes thanks to the Medicare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), introducing a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand that program. The PACE program is designed to enable seniors who need […]

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Major Workforce Overhaul Needed for Home Health Care Coordination

As health care transformation gets underway, requiring greater care coordination between hospitals and home- and community-based settings, a number of significant challenges threaten to undermine the coordination and care management provided by health care staff, particularly among the home health labor force, a recent report finds. To overcome obstacles associated with job training, recruitment and […]

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