Nationwide Analysis of Common Characteristics in OIG Home Health Fraud Cases

June 21, 2016 | OEI-05-16-00031

In this Data Brief, OIG examines Medicare claims data for calendar years 2014-2015 to identify home health agencies, supervising physicians, and geographic areas whose Medicare claims have characteristics similar to those observed by OIG in cases of home health fraud. While these characteristics are not necessarily indicative of fraudulent activity, they can be useful in identifying providers and geographic areas that warrant greater scrutiny.

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