Home Health Investigations Help OIG Recover $2.91 Billion in 2018

For years, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been ramping up efforts to battle Medicare fraud — including in home health and hospice. Now, a new OIG semiannual report is showing the agency’s progress, to the tune of $2.91 billion in expected investigative recoveries for fiscal year 2018. Throughout […]

OIG: Home Care Medicaid Fraud ‘Persistent,’ Harms Patients

Fraud and abuse in home health has led to an array of crackdowns from regulators and other authorities, but fraud issues are similarly rampant in Medicaid personal care services, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). In many cases, patients have been harmed as a result. OIG has found “significant […]

Hospice to Shell Out $3 Million for Alleged Medicare Fraud

Guardian Hospice of Georgia LLC, Guardian Home Care Holdings Inc. and AccentCare Inc—collectively known as Guardian, a for-profit company that provides hospice services in Atlanta, Georgia—agreed to pay $3 million following allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for hospice patients who were not terminally ill. The Justice Department announced the settlement resolves allegations […]