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There were three interesting bits of homecare legal news in my inbox today, all cautionary tales. Two are about fraud: The first is news of a Texas man who was operations manager for the Merida Group, a home health and hospice agency that touted “hospice that you don’t have to die to use.” He’s headed to prison.  
The second is a report that Tennessee and federal authorities settled a $4.2 million case against pain clinic owners involved in a kickback scheme that paid bonuses to providers for improperly ordering DME for Medicare beneficiaries—and then pocketed more than $2.4 million in the reimbursement.  
And then, on the wage-and-hour front, there’s a separate story about 50 home health agency workers getting $400,000 in back overtime from an agency found to have misclassified them as independent contractors. Read more.  
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