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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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Detroit Home Health Owners Convicted in $29 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Detroit last week convicted two individuals who owned and operated a network of home health care companies, along with the operator of an adult day care center, for their participation in a $29 million Medicare fraud scheme. Evidence at trial established that Abdul Malik Al-Jumail, 54, and his daughter, Jamella Al-Jumail, […]

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