AG Healey Fines Home Healthcare Company For Unauthorized Billing

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with home healthcare company Allied Health Systems and its CEO Henry Azzun (collectively “Allied”) to resolve allegations that Allied billed MassHealth for services that had not been appropriately authorized by a physician.
  • Following an investigation resulting from a referral by MassHealth, the AG’s office determined that Allied had billed MassHealth for home care services without a valid care plan signed by a physician. Such a plan is required to be reviewed, signed, and dated every sixty days.
  • According to the AG’s office, under the terms of the settlement, Allied agreed to pay $430,000 to the state. Allied will also implement a three-year compliance program overseen by an independent monitor. The program will include updated policies and procedures, new training for staff, and annual on-site audits, among other things.