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Fraud and Abuse

  VNAA Home Health Fraud and Abuse Recommendations - September. 2011

VNAA in conjunction with its members developed a white paper consisting of proposals to reduce the incidence of abuse in the Medicare program and enhance the quality of care agencies provide. VNAA began this project anticipating that the growth in reported abuse of the Medicare home health benefit would require action and that VNAA could and should take a leadership position. The goals of the project were as follows:

  1. Illustrate that there is a large number of ethical home health agencies that wish to demonstrate that they are part of the solution and not part of the problem and VNAs are leading that group.
  2. Reduce the growth of unqualified agencies and stem the abusive conduct of those agencies already participating.
  3. Direct government intervention to strategies that target abusive agencies rather than misdirected efforts that create burdens on VNAs and other high quality and ethical home health agencies.

Medicare Home Health: Encouraging Quality and Discouraging Abuse - Download the VNAA's white paper created to raise awareness among the general public and policymakers of the sources of fraud and abuse in the home healthcare field and to contribute useful suggestions for reform of the Medicare home health benefit.

Press Release on "Medicare Home Health: Encouraging Quality and Discouraging Abuse (2009)

FAQ's related to the "Medicare Home Health: Encouraging Quality and Discouraging Abuse" document. (members-only)

Medicare Home Health Compare

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