About 5% Of Home Health Agencies Have Characteristics That Suggest Fraud Potential, HHS Investigators Find
Meanwhile, ProPublica reports that a Florida doctor -- who at one point was the state's second-highest prescriber of antipsychotic drugs in the Medicaid program -- has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
About 5% Of Home Healthcare Agencies Show Potential Signs Of Fraud
More than 500 home healthcare agencies—about 5% of the total—and 4,500 doctors across the country share characteristics that often point to home healthcare fraud, according to a report released by HHS' Office of Inspector General on Wednesday. (Schencker, 6/23)
Florida Doctor Pleads Guilty To Fraud — Years After Complaints About His Prescribing
Seven years after a U.S. senator cited him as a national example of aberrant practices, the onetime top prescriber of antipsychotic drugs in Florida’s Medicaid program is in federal custody awaiting sentencing on fraud charges. The second-highest prescriber is serving a four-year term in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges in 2012, but he only relinquished his license to practice medicine in Florida last fall. (Ornstein, 6/23)