Feds Ban Some Chicago Home Health Agencies
- 0Jul 28, '13 by netglow"The number of home health providers in Cook County, Ill., increased from 301 to 509 between 2008 and 2012."
In my personal opinion this is way late in coming. Let the heavy axe fall.
- 0Jul 28, '13 by Not_A_Hat_Person, RNIt's not just Chicago.
(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday said it would temporarily ban new home health providers and ambulance suppliers from enrolling in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in three areas of the country, citing the risk of fraud.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the bans will apply to home health agencies in the Miami, Florida and Chicago, Illinois metropolitan areas as well as ambulance suppliers in the Houston, Texas area.