Frey and Gallagher Publish in BNA White Collar Crime Reporter on Home Health Compliance
posted November 18, 2011
The 2011 surge in health care fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, with home health care fraud cases leading the way. Recently, there have been some dramatic events affecting home health care businesses.
In September, DOJ announced its cases involving Maxim Healthcare Services. In October, a Senate Finance Committee report seemingly accused home health care giants Amedisys, Gentiva Health Services and LHC Group of ‘‘gaming’’ Medicare to maximize reimbursements. In light of these developments, home health care businesses should be proactively assessing the risks of qui tam relators, whistleblowers, and grand jury investigations involving their operations.