OIG Warns of COVID-19 Fraud

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams. Fraudsters are offering COVID-19 tests, HHS grants, and Medicare prescription cards in exchange…

3M issues guidance on identifying counterfeit N95 respirators

3M recently released guidance to help customers identify fraudulent surgical respirators in response to growing reports of fraud related to three of its respirator models. The company strongly recommends purchasing 3M respirators only through authorized distributors to assure authentic product. “3M is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help combat counterfeiting of…

CMS Wants Provider Help to Prevent COVID-related Medicare Fraud

As COVID-19 vaccines begin rolling out across the country CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from HHS, CDC and CMS. With information coming from many different sources, CMS has compiled resources and materials to help you…

Beware Phony Webinar Resellers: Buy NAHC Webinars Directly from NAHC Website

NAHC Report recently alerted you that there are webinar re-sellers on the Internet purporting to offer the public webinars by NAHC and other organizations, and usually charging far more than NAHC does for its webinars. However, some of these companies just link to the website of the actual webinar presenter and accept money without actually…

Beware Webinar Sites Charging Huge Amounts for NAHC Webinars!

It has recently come to our attention at NAHC that there are webinar re-sellers on the Internet purporting to offer the public webinars by NAHC and other organizations, and usually charging far more than NAHC does for its webinars. However, some of these companies just link to the website of the actual webinar presenter and…

Be Alert for Scam Phone Calls Targeting Seniors

From time to time NAHC Report will update readers on various scams that criminals are using to target, mostly, the elderly – often patients of home care and hospice agencies. (See HERE for earlier examples of NAHC Report alerting readers to fraud schemes.) Since NAHC members operate with the best and most ethical business practices,…

CMS Testifies to Congress on Fraud, Overpayment Fights

On Tuesday, August 21st, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing titled, Examining CMS’s Efforts to Fight Medicaid Fraud and Overpayments. Testifying before the committee was Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma and Comptroller General of the United States, the Honorable Eugene Dodaro. In his opening remarks,…

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…