Corporate Compliance

Home health agency agrees to repay Medicaid $7 million

Compliance Monitor, November 23, 2005

Americare Certified Special Services, Inc. (Americare), a home health agency based in Brooklyn, NY, has agreed to repay pay Medicaid $7 million. The government charged that Americare improperly billed for excessive hours, hours not substantiated as medically necessary, and hours for services that the adult homes were expected to provide without charge to Medicaid. Americare has ended the improper practices and has agreed to institute a compliance program and an employee code of conduct, according to a press release by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office.

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