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Last of Texas Medicare fraud sentences handed down

A 52-year-old Texas woman was recently sentenced to serve 10 years in a federal prison and ordered to pay more than $23 million in restitution to Medicaid and Medicare. The FBI said the sentence was the last to be handed down in "a massive health care fraud case" run by Dr. Jacques Roy.

Elements to consider in a disaster response plan

With hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently wreaking havoc in Texas and the southern United States, the necessity of a disaster response plan for any business has become clear. Pharmacies, home health agencies and other medically based businesses have a few additional elements to consider when it comes to disaster response.

Considerations in selling a health care business

If you own a home health care agency, hospice or other health care-related business, a time may come when you start to think about selling it. Maybe you have reached the stage of life where you are considering retirement, or maybe you have found that holding on to the practice has become more of a chore than a labor of love.

RN sentenced to four years in Texas health care fraud

It's a little more than a 3-hour drive north of Austin to get to Rowlett. The Dallas suburb is home to a registered nurse recently sentenced to spend 4 years in a federal prison for her participation in a health care fraud that prosecutors said included nearly $375 million in false claims.

Study: Home health care suffers when doctors fail to communicate

Home health care professionals know it. And with the recent publication of a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, physicians, patients, patients' families and others might understand it as well: miscommunication by doctors can lead to negative health outcomes for seniors that result in hospital readmissions.

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