HealthSouth Subpoenaed Over Allegations of Improper Medicare, Medicaid Reimbursement

HealthSouth, a Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of rehabilitation hospitals, has been subpoenaed by the Department of Health & Human Services for possible submission of improper claims to Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Reuters news report.

According to the news report, HHS is investigating data related to patient admissions, length of stay and discharge matters at HealthSouth Hospital of Houston.

Last year, two former HealthSouth Hospital employees accused the operator of wrongful termination after refusing to commit Medicare fraud. HealthSouth does not know if the federal subpoena is connected to the letter. The company has since refused to partake in settlement talks with the former employees and did disclose the letter's contents to authorities, according to the news report.

Read the news report about HealthSouth's subpoena.

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