Articles Posted in Medicaid Fraud

The Inspector General for Health and Human services reports that one third of Medicaid fraud criminal convictions the Feds obtained last year involved home health aides.

Thirty percent of the 2014 cases involved home health aides, while certified nursing aides were culprits in 9% of convictions. Next were medical support services workers (7%), the report found. All told, Medicaid Fraud Control Units  achieved 1,318 criminal convictions in fiscal 2014, compared to 1,344 a year earlier.

Over two-thirds (73%) were for fraud, and 27% were for patient abuse and neglect, the OIG reported.