Fraudulent and abusive practices in home healthcare are costly. They damage the integrity of the home care providers. Federal and state enforcement activities have increased exponentially over the past few years to fight fraud and abuse, resulting in the collection of nearly $1.1 billion in fines, settlements, and abuse and the responsibilities in 1997. The article discusses the issues of fraud and abuse and the responsibilities of home healthcare providers towards prevention and control of such practices.
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