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Non-Agency Home Care Workers Fight for their Jobs

With 13,000 home health care jobs still in limbo in Ohio, caregivers and their clients are speaking out about the value of non-agency workers.  Previously, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) took a bold new step in combating fraud in the home care industry by suggesting a phase-out of up to 13,000 independent providers who bill […]

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Most Read: Home Health Paying Off for Kindred, Retirees Rank Home Care No. 1

In case you missed it, here are the most popular stories grabbing Home Health Care News’ readers attention this past week: Home Health Focus Starts Paying Off for Kindred — A month following the finalization of its acquisition of home health provider Gentiva Health Services, Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) reported that its strategy to focus on […]

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Home Health Quality Has Improved, CMS Reports

When it comes to quality reporting, health care providers, including home health agencies, are performing better on process measures than clinical outcomes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said in a report released this week. The 2015 National Impact Assessment of the CMS Quality Measures Report assesses the quality of care delivered across […]

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Feds Track Down Accused Fraudsters in $2.4 Million Home Health Scheme

Three individuals have been arrested for more than $2.4 million in Medicare and Medicaid fraud involving home health-related kickbacks and bribes, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. One of the accused was detained in Colombia, the federal authorities announced. The defendants — Daniel Ronchetta, M.D., chiropractic physician assistant […]

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Ruling on Home Health Referrals Broadens Risk

Home health providers may have to reexamine they way they conduct and compensate for referrals or risk violating the Anti-Kickback Statute, according to a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling. On February 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit expanded the definition of “referral,” arguing for a broader reading of the term to […]

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