NY: Home care industry riddled with fraud

New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo is on the warpath when it comes to home health care agencies. The AG issued subpoenas to nearly 60 home health agencies this week, suggesting that not only these agencies, but many others, may be committing fraud.

The investigation previously focused on home health aide training, and vendors who set up contracts between aides and agencies. That investigation found evidence of major fraud within training schools and vendors that link graduates with agencies, Cuomo's office said. The agency arrested several managers and employees associated with Borina Home Care on civil and criminal charges. 

Now Cuomo's office is examining whether agencies are billing Medicaid for aides who aren't qualified or are billing for too many hours of service. The probe also targets the vendors supplying the aides' services.

To learn more about the investigation:
- read this piece from The New York Times

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