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Home Health Providers Have Paid $422M to Settle False Claims Act Cases Since 2012

Home health providers in the U.S. have paid at least $422.6 million to settle False Claims Act (FCA) allegations since 2012, according to a recently unveiled database from Nashville, Tennessee-based legal firm Bass, Berry & Sims. The total number of annual settlements have varied greatly, from a high of 14 in 2015 to a low …

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COVID-19 Funding Presents an ‘Enforcement Perfect Storm’ for Home Health Providers, Others

The federal government saw $2.2 billion in civil fraud recoveries in 2020. Roughly 82% of those settlements and judgments — about $1.8 billion — were from matters related to the health care sector. That’s according to a recent report from Nashville, Tennessee-based law firm Bass, Berry & Sims. The report examined significant health care fraud …

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CMS’s Stark Law Changes Could Mean More Value-Based Business for Home Health Operators

In an effort to boost value-based care, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has finalized changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law — often referred to as the Stark Law. For home health providers, the changes could mean more opportunities for value-based care arrangements moving forward, experts believe. Broadly, …

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