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Home Care Agency Rolls Out New Model to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

A Florida home health care agency has developed a new business model aimed at reducing hospital readmissions and cutting down on costs to Medicare, according to a Bradenton Herald report.  Infinity Homecare, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is focused on educating older patients about what they can do for themselves, or empowering them through coaching […]

DOJ Announces $4.3 Billion Record Year for Health Care Fraud Busts

Last year was a record year for cracking down on health care fraud, with $4.3 billion in recovery from fraud busts nationwide. The Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services announced last week the record performance for the year, as well as a total for $19.2 billion over the last five.  […]

Dallas Morning News Delves into Area Home Health Fraud

Dallas has recently become the focus of state and federal attention to Medicare health care fraud as one of the cities among all in the U.S. where home health fraud is most rampant.  The Dallas Morning News delves into the issue in an article this week, looking into the population among which fraud has been […]

Missouri Home Health Provider Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges

A Missouri home health care owner/operator was indicted this week on fraud charges alleging she made fraudulent charges involving payment of a bank loan.  According to the Justice Department, Tina Kuehl of St. Louis was charged after obtaining a $305,000 property loan from Community Bank of Owensville, that resulted in foreclosure after several payments were […]

Home Health Aides to Add 50% More Jobs By 2022

The number of home health care jobs in the U.S. is expected to spike in the coming decade, as one of the 30 occupations that are expected to account for almost half of all new jobs created.  Of those occupations, five are in health care, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor […]

Kinnser Home Health and Hospice Tech Company Sees Sales Up 40%

Home health and hospice technology is continuing on its upward path.  Software provider Kinnser reports revenue growth in 2013 of 40%, beating expectations and keeping an eye toward more expansion in the future.  “Thanks to our innovative, high energy team, Kinnser exceeded expectations in 2013 with a heightened focus on customer service and new solutions-based […]

CMS Updates Home Health Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced it is updating some of its Medicare policy manuals pursuant to a recent settlement in Jimmo vs. Sebelius.  CMS is providing manual updates to clarify Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Home Health (HH), and Outpatient (OPT) coverage requirements pursuant to the settlement of the case, the […]