Home Health Agencies (HHA) have committed Home Health Fraud (i.e. Medicare fraud or Medicaid fraud) by fraudulently billing these government health care programs for home health services that were either never performed or were underperformed. Unperformed services constitutes home health fraud if a home health care agency bills these government health care program for patient home visits which never occurred or other health treatments that were never performed. The federal False Claims Act is violated if the HHA engages in home health fraud by knowingly submitting claims to Medicare or Medicaid for services it knows were not performed.
Whistleblowers alleging home health fraud have brought qui tam lawsuits against HHAs under the federal False Claims Act. For example, in 2011, Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of home health care, entered into a settlement for $150 million to resolve allegations that it committed home health fraud by defrauding Medicaid. This qui tam lawsuit, brought against the HHA by a whistleblower under the civil False Claims Act, helped the government recover millions of dollars that Maxim obtained fraudulently from Medicaid.
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Please contact Ross M. Wolfe if you would like to speak with a whistleblower attorney for more information about the whistleblower process, unperformed home health services or to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your potential case.