WSJ Article Questions Medicare Reimbursement System For Home Health Care

Home health care is one of the bright spots on the economic horizon but a story by the Wall Street Journal, “Home Care Yields Medicare Bounty“, takes a hard look at the Medicare reimbursement system for this growing senior care business segment.  The results of the analysis by WSJ show that the number of in-home therapy visits tracks Medicare financial incentives, which while not surprising, might be viewed as abusive practices.  If you’re in the home care industry (or thinking about it), reading the story raises many questions about monitoring and accountability associated with the projected growth in home health care services.

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