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Reuters reports that the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is investigating four for-profit home healthcare agencies over billing practices that raise flags about reimbursement from the Medicare insurance program.

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In a bi-partisan letter to Amedisys Inc., Gentiva Health Services Inc., LHC Group Inc. and Almost Family, lawmakers said that when when Medicare changed its payment rules to provide additional reimbursement to patients when they had 6, 14 and 20 therapy visits, “the home health industry apparently changed their utilization patterns as a result of these payment policy changes.”

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