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Matt Wolfe Quoted in Home Health Care News on Home Health Providers May See Spike in Whistleblower Lawsuits

  • June 17, 2020

Matt Wolfe was quoted in Home Health Care News on the different type of regulatory changes home health providers have had to navigate in the past few months. While some of these changes will be permanent, others may go away.

“I was attending a presentation recently by plaintiffs’ attorneys talking about the expected uptick in whistleblower or False Claims Act litigation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so I think that is unfortunately a sign of things to come,” Matt said.

He also mentioned that the leeway granted in terms of documentation can take a turn at any second. Providers should be wary of becoming lackadaisical on back-end protocols.

“Let’s say it’s July 1 when some documentation requirement goes back in effect,” said Matt. “From an auditing perspective, they are going to say, ‘Well, if it’s July 1, and that change hasn’t been made — then you’re on the hook, just as you were before.’ … Whenever they flip the switch back, they expect there to be 100% compliance.”

You can read the full article here. HHCN is a leading publication focused on the in-home care industry.