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Editorial from Tim Rowan citing how EVV could have prevented recent TX fraud

Home Care Technology Report Editorial: Electronic Visit Verification Might Have Prevented the Texas Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy

The six-year long, $375 million Medicare and Medicaid fraud fiasco that was revealed last month, allegedly perpetrated by Dr. Jacques Roy and 500 conspiring Texas home health care organizations, could have been prevented.

Will Texas and other states and U.S. territories learn from the experience or will Roy-like racketeers continue to thrive until hundreds of millions more taxpayer dollars are lost? State legislatures and their appointed or civil service rulemakers have long had the option to either forbid, permit or require the use of a technology that can virtually eliminate paying for home health care visits that never happened.  More…

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