Federal Report Highlights Cases of Fraud, Neglect in U.S. Hospice Care

Neglect and fraud have become rampant in home care settings at large. This month, the Office of the Inspector General published a federal report analyzing hospice patient and Medicare payment data dating back to 2005. The report highlighted findings of fraud and neglect as well as serious vulnerabilities in the Medicare hospice program. 

Why States and Health Plans Shouldn't Delay Electronic Visit Verification

 
Last week,  H.R.6042   – the bipartisan bill to delay electronic visit verification (EVV)  penalties until January  2020 – cleared the Senate, having already  passed the House  in late June. Now, the president has less than a week to sign the bill into law. 

21st Century CURES Act Mandates EVV for Home Care Services

Based on a 2010 report, HHS-OIG found in 2006-2007 there were approximately 724 million dollars in improper payments made for Personal Care Services for Medicaid recipients.

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