Authorities have arrested the owners of a Delray Beach drug testing laboratory on charges they bribed a sober-home owner with at least $150,000 so his residents would undergo lucrative drug screenings.
The arrests mark the first time the owners of a drug testing lab have been arrested under the state’s patient brokering law, a third-degree felony that carries a maximum of five years in...Read More
A jury in New Orleans found six people guilty of Medicare fraud on May 10, 2017. The defendants worked for Abide Home Care and falsified records and certified beneficiaries for services they did not qualify for. To read more see the full article @ http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/05/medicare_fraud_new_orleans.htm
Why Home Health
For years the home health care industry has been viewed by government regulators as a breeding ground for fraud and abuse. In 2016 HHS OIG released a report identifying common characteristics of Home Health fraud cases throughout the United States. The reasoning behind the report was that Home Health payments constituted a substantial portion of payments made by the Medicare...Read More
On March 27, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) posted a 52 page comprehensive document entitled, “Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide.” The Resource Guide can be found here. The Resource Guide provides seven program elements and hundreds of metrics that organizations can utilize to measure the effectiveness of their compliance programs.
Every organization...Read More