Home Health Care Industry Riddled With Fraud

Marietta Diaz, a former employee of Provident Health Care filed a whistleblower lawsuit against her former employer. Diaz claimed that Provident Home Health Care Services, Inc. and Tri-Regional Home Health Care Inc. billed Medicare for home health services that were never provided. Los Angeles Assistant U.S. Attorney Consuelo Woodhead said that this case is not an isolated one and that the home health industry in Southern California has been experiencing serious problems. Woodhead also said this case brought further attention to the scandals in the business. The settlement in this case led to over $33 million being repaid to the government with Diaz receiving over 20.75% of the recovery or $6,847,500.

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