Maxim to Pay $150 Million Fine for Fraud

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by KateRN1 KateRN1 Member Nurse

Specializes in COS-C, Risk Management. Has 20 years experience.

Isabelle49

Isabelle49

Specializes in Home Health. 849 Posts

My praises to the Medicare Fraud Strike Force!

ArwenEvenstar

ArwenEvenstar

Specializes in med-surg, teaching, cardiac, priv. duty. 308 Posts

I thought the FBI article was the best. http://www.fbi.gov/newark/press-releases/2011/maxim-healthcare-services-charged-with-fraud-agrees-to-pay-approximately-150-million-enact-reforms-after-false-billings-revealed-as-common-practice

As it focuses more broadly on the "company culture" of Maxim that bred this type of thing to begin with. Supervisors, managers, etc were involved. I dislike how some of the other news articles focus more on the nurse/mother involved, when it was much more than this!!

Many nurses on allnurses have expressed concerns of many types about Maxim. Complaints have been consistent across the USA. Sadly many of these threads/posts have disappeared from allnurses. At least now with official indictment and news articles, the truth can be stated and not censored. Many of the problems at Maxim stem from the company culture on sales and their business model which is clearly problematic.

NurseLoveJoy88

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience. 3,959 Posts

I heard about that. wow.

lsvalliant

lsvalliant

Specializes in acute care then Home health. Has 8 years experience. 226 Posts

Wow!!... and they dominate the market in san Diego for peds private duty, yikes!

bdlogo

bdlogo

17 Posts

And to think 6 months ago they offered me a position as a Director of Clinical. I went online and found out how mych trouble they were in and kindly declined the offer. what a mess.

Isabelle49

Isabelle49

Specializes in Home Health. 849 Posts

And to think 6 months ago they offered me a position as a Director of Clinical. I went online and found out how mych trouble they were in and kindly declined the offer. what a mess.

That was a good move on your part!

SweettartRN

SweettartRN

Has 1 years experience. 661 Posts

I thought the FBI article was the best. http://www.fbi.gov/newark/press-releases/2011/maxim-healthcare-services-charged-with-fraud-agrees-to-pay-approximately-150-million-enact-reforms-after-false-billings-revealed-as-common-practice

As it focuses more broadly on the "company culture" of Maxim that bred this type of thing to begin with. Supervisors, managers, etc were involved. I dislike how some of the other news articles focus more on the nurse/mother involved, when it was much more than this!!

Many nurses on allnurses have expressed concerns of many types about Maxim. Complaints have been consistent across the USA. Sadly many of these threads/posts have disappeared from allnurses. At least now with official indictment and news articles, the truth can be stated and not censored. Many of the problems at Maxim stem from the company culture on sales and their business model which is clearly problematic.

I have wondered how much Maxim paid this site to have those links removed. It's sad that people can't read the truth about them. Indeed.com still has all of their comments up thought.