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Home Healthcare Services Booming in Houston, but Violating Regulations—12/03/11

Medicare has given $1.25 billion for home-based health care services in Houston, Texas for over four years. But according to a Houston Chronicle investigation, nearly all the agencies that provide care for the elderly and disabled have violated state and federal regulations. Although declining to provide details due to ongoing investigations, Assistant U.S. Attorney Justo Mendez informed the Chronicle that some companies in Houston bill fraudulently for services not rendered.

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