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Feds Bar New Home-Health Certificates

Federal health officials will enact strict moratoriums on certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in the Miami area, Medical Daily reports. The stronger bans start Tuesday, and will affect new home health providers looking to join the programs. In February, owners and operators of two Miami home health agencies were convicted of participating in $48 million in Medicare.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will also target areas in Chicago and Houston known for high rates of fraud.

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