I have never reported an agency to the authorities for fraud, but I have been accused of doing so and have been blacklisted.
I have seen so much horrifying fraud in home health care that I don't want to work in this field any longer. Sad to say, home care turns my stomach. Part of the problem is the amount of QA I have done at a lot of agencies, usually agencies in some kind of trouble. I see it all and it irks me to the point that I can no longer look at it.
I can't seem to escape home care at all as no employer will give me a chance to do something different. Nursing jobs
are scarce in this area. I attended an orientation for a contingent position this week with nurses who had driven 1-2 hours or longer to get to the office. Of course, if was just another agency signing up lots of new staff and having very little work to offer anyone.
Any discussion about getting out of home care, handling fraud and handling blacklisting would be appreciated.