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What kind of fraud happens in home care?
I am new to home care. What should I be looking for that might be a sign of home care fraud?
some indications of fraud:
admission without proper verbal or written order from a physician
admission on the suggestion of a marketer
passing patients from one agency to another
sending therapy to visit patients who do not need it
giving patients services or gifts not covered by medicare such has housekeeping, shopping, transporting patients, and of course, paying patients to sign up for home care
an agency sending someone not authorized to do an OASIS to fill out a worksheet and/or OASIS and get the admission consent signed, bringing it to the office and having a RN or PT sign it
and the list goes on and on