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Detroit Home Health Agency Founder Pleads Guilty to $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The founder of three Detroit-area home health agencies has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million home health care fraud scheme involving kickbacks, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week.  Tayyab Aziz, 45, of Homer Glen, Ill., pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Michigan to one count […]

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3 Threats Facing the Home Health Care Industry

As the elderly population grows in the coming years, so too will the home care industry — but not without facing significant threats, industry experts say. The baby boom population will push the demand for home health care, with more than 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day. In addition to the sheer demographics, home health […]

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Federal Report Presses Medicare for Stronger Anti-Fraud Reforms

While Medicare fraud isn’t specific to any one sector of healthcare, it can be a blemish on industries like home health, which ultimately suffer due to a few bad actors. However, implementing several key integrity reform measures can help strengthen federal payers like Medicare from further abusive practices, according to a recent report from the […]

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U.S. News: Lack of Medicare Coverage Leaves Alzheimer’s Patients With Few Options

About 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are finding that their needs for care far exceed the scope of Medicare coverage — leaving them with few options, according to U.S. News & World Report. The disconnect between coverage and needs are “part of the long-term care catastrophe looming for many in the U.S.,” where the […]

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Michigan Home Health Owner Pleads Guilty to $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former owner and manager of two Detroit-area home health care agencies pleaded guilty last week in federal court for his role in a Medicare fraud conspiracy that bilked $22 billion from the federal program. Usman Butt, 40, of Shelby Township, Mich., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman in the Eastern District […]

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