Home Health is the Medicare Fraud Issue Du Jour; And Finally A Task Force Indictment Not Tied To Miami

target-fraud.jpgAs the federal government’s Medicare Fraud Task Force called HEAT (Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team), left Miami and deployed out across the country in six phases to Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit, Tampa, Baton Rouge and Brooklyn, it seemed many of the initial arrests, particularly out of the Detroit area, had a Miami connection as if the frauds were Miami transplant operations.
Well, finally, a sizeable operation with it seems nary a link to Miami. More importantly, this arrest out of Detroit of 13 people and many of the latest arrests are all pointing towards home health as the priority. Several home health operators and several doctors were arrested in an alleged scheme involving paid patients, false plans of care, and services never performed.
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