"Medicare and Home Health Care"

Number 24692
Subject Health Care
Source Wall Street Journal (New York)
State NY
Year 2010
Publication Date 4/27/2010; 5/13/10; 9/29/10
Summary The Wall Street Journal investigated the home health care industry, which has seen increased growth during the last few years. After studying the data found in "millions of Medicare files," reporters found evidence of fraudulent behavior. Several home health companies including one of the largest - Amedisys Inc. - are "taking advantage of the Medicare reimbursement system" by finding ways to pay themselves more.
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Pages 11
Keywords Amedisys Inc.; Medicare; home health; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; MedPAC; William Borne; LHC Group; Gentiva Health Services; Almost Family
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