Unscrupulous health companies have prompted new Medicare rules that are disrupting care for elderly patients. The companies created false patient files and charged Medicare for multiple visits per day. This resulted in new Medicare rules limiting how much home health care companies can make from patients who need multiple daily visits.
The new rule has prompted some companies to drop some of their costly multiple-daily-visit patients, while others refuse to take them. This has occurred despite rules prohibiting companies from dropping seniors without helping them find new home health care companies.