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Home-Health Firms Blasted: Senate Panel Alleges Big Providers Abused Medicare by Tailoring Patient Care to Maximize Profits

October 3, 2011

Published in The Wall Street Journal by John Carreyrou

An inquiry by the Senate Finance Committee has found that the nation’s three largest home-health companies tailored the care they provided to Medicare patients to maximize their reimbursements from the federal program.

The committee launched its investigationĀ following an article last year in The Wall Street JournalĀ that used Medicare-claims data to analyze the companies’ patterns of dispensing care. The article described how the companies’ Medicare patients received a high number of the most profitable home-therapy visits but few of the least profitable ones. (more…)