Friday, December 5, 2008

Court approves Medicare freeze on payments to Miami home healthcare companies

Medicare will continue to suspend payments to Miami home healthcare agencies suspected of fraud, according to a November 24 Miami Herald article.
A federal judge ruled Medicare’s refusal to pay reimbursement to companies suspected of overcharging for diabetic and other services, which began in October, is reasonable and appropriate.

A home healthcare company sued Medicare following the initial announcement claiming that the program was beyond Medicare’s scope of authority.

According to the article, Medicare estimates it spends $1.3 billion of its $16.5 billion national home healthcare budget on companies based in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Herald article.
By: Compliance Monitor
December 1st, 2008

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