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Court approves Medicare freeze on payments to Miami home healthcare companies

Compliance Monitor, November 26, 2008

Medicare will continue to suspend payments to Miami home healthcare agencies suspected of fraud, according to a November 24 Miami Herald article.
 
A federal judge ruled Medicare’s refusal to pay reimbursement to companies suspected of overcharging for diabetic and other services, which began in October, is “reasonable and appropriate.”
 
A home healthcare company sued Medicare following the initial announcement claiming that the program was beyond Medicare’s scope of authority.
 
According to the article, Medicare estimates it spends $1.3 billion of its $16.5 billion national home healthcare budget on companies based in Miami-Dade County.
 
Read the Miami Herald article

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