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OIG 2012 Work Plan and CORFs are Under Review

October 5, 2011 0 Comments
OIG 2012 Work Plan and CORFs are Under Review

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Humans Services has released is 2012 Work Plan.  In a continued effort to stem abuses in comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs), the OIG will continue its work in this area.  According to the Work Plan: We will review national Medicare utilization patterns […]

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Senate Finance Report: Gaming of Medicare by For-Profit Home Health Companies

October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Senate Finance Report:  Gaming of Medicare by For-Profit Home Health Companies

The Senate Committe on Finance release a report today showing that home health companies intentionally increased frequency of home health therapy visits to manipulate Medicare reimbursement rates.  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and senior Finance Committee Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released this report showing tactics used by major for-profit home health companies to game […]

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