Home Health Care Agencies
Home health care agencies (HHA) are particularly vulnerable to hiring staff that have been involved in healthcare fraud. Part of this is because the process for hiring personal aides is not regulated nearly as much as the physician/nurse hiring process. Home health care fraud typically involves accepting kickbacks for recruiting and referring beneficiaries for home health care, billing for services not rendered, and upcoding to more complex and expensive service codes. Home health care fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars, and may put patients at risk of receiving sub-standard care. Make sure your home health agency is in compliance with OIG compliance guidelines, and avoid costly civil monetary penalties.