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Miami Home Care Agency Owner Arrested for $8 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

The owner of a Miami home health care agency has been arrested in connection with an $8 million health care fraud scheme involving kickbacks, according to FBI reports.  Orelvis Olivera, 45, of Miami, was charged earlier this week with conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and paying […]

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Employee Union Keeps $34 Million in Dues from Unpaid Home Care Workers

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which encompasses 2 million members in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, does not have to pay back more than $34 million in dues collected from thousands of home health care workers who were forced into the union, a Michigan court ruled recently.  The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled […]

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FBI Investigating Ohio Home Care Company for $17 Million Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into the operations of a Northeast Ohio home health care agency on suspicions of health care fraud totaling more than $17 million, according to Northern District of Ohio court documents.  Filings with the court indicate the FBI is investigating Just Like Familee, a home health care agency […]

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SAVE Medicare Home Health Act Gains Support in Congress

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, a coalition of home health care providers, has issued further emphasis on supporting legislation that would halt the “arbitrary” 14% cut to the Medicare home health benefit beginning Jan. 1. The coalition calls for increased support for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act, which would […]

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Home Health Industry Applauds Bill to Increase Hospice Surveys

Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for greater survey frequency for hospices has garnered applause from home health industry advocates.  The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, which passed the House on September 16, includes provisions mandating that all hospices are surveyed, at a minimum, once every three […]

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