Medicare Home Health Benefit: Congressional and HCFA Actions Begin to Address Chronic Oversight Weaknesses

T-HEHS-98-117 Published: Mar 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1998.
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GAO discussed Medicare benefit fraud and abuse in the home health industry, focusing on: (1) the general nature of beneficiary eligibility criteria; (2) the diminished Medicare contractor review and audit effort; (3) weaknesses in Medicare's home health provider certification processes; and (4) new tools Congress provided to strengthen oversight of the home health benefit.

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