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Home Health Agencies Give Cold Shoulder to Medi-Cal Patients

Home health agencies in the nation’s most populous state increasingly are avoiding Medicaid patients, highlighting that a push to increase home care across the nation could encounter obstacles. In 2002, 22% of home health agencies in California were not treating patients on Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. As of 2013, that number had risen to […]

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Home Health Providers Nabbed in Historic, $712 Million Fraud Takedown

In an action that’s been deemed the “largest criminal health care fraud takedown” in the Department of Justice’s history, 243 individuals — including home health care providers — have been charged for their participation in schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings. The defendants are charged with various health care fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy […]

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D.C. Home Care Agencies Hit with Third Wage Theft Lawsuit

Four more home care agencies in Washington, D.C., have been charged with wage theft, in the third lawsuit of its kind to be filed in the nation’s capital. Alliance Home Health Care, Berhan Home Health Care, Immaculate Health Care Services and J.D. Nursing and Management were the agencies named in the class action suit filed […]

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CMS Punts on Sought-After Home Health Changes for ACOs

In its issuance of the final rule on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and its Medicare Shared Savings Program, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) left home health stakeholders still seeking more changes that they say would better serve both patients and providers.  The CMS rule, announced last week and to be finalized in […]

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M&A Trends: Home Health Companies Fetch Higher Prices, Attract Diverse Buyers

The raw data suggests that home health merger and acquisition activity has been largely consistent for nearly a decade, with deal volume holding relatively steady from year to year. But a closer analysis reveals that the M&A playing field looks different today than in the recent past, with senior living and long-term care providers being […]

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