The companies are accused in the state audit of scores of violations in 2015, with some allegedly overcharging by millions of dollars, the Boston Globe reports. Also, West Virginia officials report on savings on inmates’ hospitalization costs through Medicaid, and Wisconsin health officials request an increase Medicaid spending.
Audit Says Home Health Care Companies Overbilled Mass. Medicaid By $23M
The state’s Medicaid program was routinely billed for home health care services that were never provided or were not medically necessary. Providers submitted documents with missing dates and signatures. Sometimes basic information like a patient’s medical history was nowhere to be found. These and other alleged violations were uncovered in an audit of nine agencies that do business with the state’s Medicaid program, called MassHealth — part of an effort by Governor Charlie Baker’s administration to rein in soaring spending on home health services. (McCluskey, 9/18)
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