Update on the OIG Report on Potential Abuse or Neglect of Patients

Earlier in July, the OIG released a report, CMS Could Use Medicare Data to Identify Instances of Potential Abuse or Neglect, (see NAHC Report coverage here) discussing how the OIG identified potential cases of abuse or neglect utilizing diagnosis codes on claims for beneficiaries treated in emergency rooms. In this report, the OIG also identified…

Abuse of Home Care Aides is a Serious Problem

Attracting and retaining qualified and enthusiastic workers is a major problem in home care and that problem is made far worse because so many home care aides face abuse – verbal or worse – from patients or patients’ families, according to a new report published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal. Almost one in four…

Can’t-Miss Webinar on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) are teaming up to present a webinar you won’t want to miss – Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice: Understanding Risk Areas; Preparing for Review. The webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET…