Court Ruling Goes Against Pro-Home Health Provider Medicare Recoupment Trend

A recent court ruling against a home health care company could mean trouble for providers struggling financially as a result of Medicare recoupment, at least one legal expert believes.   Currently, home health care providers that are overpaid for Medicare services are not required to repay the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) while […]

Humana: Overtime Suit Should Not Be Class Action

From the pause of the federal overtime rule to putting an end to overtime for home care workers in Illinois, overtime has been a hot topic in the last year. Insurance provider Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is now feeling the sting as a lawsuit asking for class certification could potentially impact thousands of home health aides employed by […]

No Witness Needed for Conviction in $9.5 Million Hospice Fraud

The federal government upheld a conviction for one hospice nursing staffer who was part of a $9.5 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved overbilling for hospice services. Seven defendants were convicted earlier this year in the case against Passages Hospice, a now-closed Illinois hospice provider, for a scheme that included falsifying patient records to bilk […]