COVID-19 Scams are on the Rise. Help Your Patients Avoid Them

Have you or your patients received robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests in exchange for your Medicare Number? Be careful! Scammers are selling fake and unauthorized at-home COVID-19 test kits in exchange for the patient’s personal or medical information. Your patients should be alerted that they should NEVER give out their Medicare Number…

COVID-19 Scams are on the Rise. Help Your Patients Avoid Them

Have you or your patients received robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests in exchange for your Medicare Number? Be careful! Scammers are selling fake and unauthorized at-home COVID-19 test kits in exchange for the patient’s personal or medical information.

Your patients should be alerted that they should NEVER give out their Medicare Number for COVID-19 test kits!

Make sure to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits from legitimate providers. Over-the-counter or at-home tests are available for sale around the U.S. at many reputable and trustworthy retailers and pharmacies.

Remember, each household in the U.S. can also have four free COVID-19 at-home tests shipped directly to their home at no cost. Visit COVIDtests.gov to order tests or learn more about testing.

If you suspect fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE to report it.

Watch the video below for 5 things to know about COVID-19 fraud.

Did You Miss? Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs, and even jail.   This session will

  • address the incorrect methods of marketing,
  • identify the potential pitfalls and penalties associated with improper marketing activities,
  • provide strategies and solutions to market your home health and hospice in a compliant manner.

Information on the Series

NAHC is bringing together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty: Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Register for Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member 
Register for the Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
Dec 1: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions
Dec 13: Payment Audits and Appeals

Jan 18: Home Health and Hospice Marketing: Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs, and even jail.   This session will

  • address the incorrect methods of marketing,
  • identify the potential pitfalls and penalties associated with improper marketing activities,
  • provide strategies and solutions to market your home health and hospice in a compliant manner.

Information on the Series

NAHC is bringing together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty: Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Register for Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member 
Register for the Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
Dec 1: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions
Dec 13: Payment Audits and Appeals

Jan 18: Home Health and Hospice Marketing: Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs, and even jail.   This session will

  • address the incorrect methods of marketing,
  • identify the potential pitfalls and penalties associated with improper marketing activities,
  • provide strategies and solutions to market your home health and hospice in a compliant manner.

Information on the Series

NAHC is bringing together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty: Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Register for Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member 
Register for the Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
Dec 1: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions
Dec 13: Payment Audits and Appeals

Jan 18: Home Health and Hospice Marketing: Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Day: January 18, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time Register now for the webinar Register for the Series Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs,…

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs, and even jail.   This session will

  • address the incorrect methods of marketing,
  • identify the potential pitfalls and penalties associated with improper marketing activities,
  • provide strategies and solutions to market your home health and hospice in a compliant manner.

Information on the Series

NAHC is bringing together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty: Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Register for Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member 
Register for the Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
Dec 1: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions
Dec 13: Payment Audits and Appeals

Jan 18: Home Health and Hospice Marketing: Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice: Marketing; Compliance, Fraud and Abuse, & Pitfalls

Day: January 18, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time Register now for the webinar Register for the Series Good and effective marketing strategies can increase patient census, and can help with patient and staff satisfaction, however, improper marketing activities can lead to significant financial penalties, exclusion from participation in federal and state programs,…

Security Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations informing the recipients that they are required to participate in a “Required Security Risk Assessment” and they are directed to send their risk assessment to www.hsaudit.org.  The link…

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…