Sen. Jansen and state health association to hold press conference today addressing recent Medicare fraud indictments
Thursday, September 08, 2011
What: Press conference responding to the recent Medicare fraud indictments against 18 Michigan residents.
- State Sen. Mark C. Jansen, chairman of the Senate Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing Committee
- Barry Cargill, executive director, Michigan Home Health Association (MHHA)
- Jill Roby-Snyder, MHHA board president and vice president of MidMichigan Home Health Services
- Kirstyn Gall, owner of Optimal Care, Inc. and member of MHHA Anti-Fraud & Abuse Task Force
Today, Thursday, Sept. 8
Rooms 402 and 403
100 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Eighteen Michigan residents were charged last week with fraudulently billing Medicare for $28 million for fake home health and psychotherapy services. Sen. Jansen is the sponsor of Senate Bill 221. The measure would license in-home health services in Michigan. Jansen will speak about the bill, which is an important tool in the fight against fraud and abuse of the home care industry.
Home care representatives will discuss the MHHA Anti-Fraud & Abuse Task Force and what the industry is doing to support law enforcement, to partner with investigation agencies, and to educate home health agencies and patient beneficiaries about Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Representatives will also comment on what to do when patients suspect fraud or abuse.
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