Marco Rubio Aims to Keep Recovery Homes on the Up and Up
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced The Sober Home Fraud Detection act last week following reports of unlawful activity by recovery treatment homes, or sober homes, in Florida. In February, Rubio wrote to AG Jeff Sessions, Department of Labor Inspector General Scott Dahl, and Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson calling for investigations into claims of kickbacks and false statements associated with federal health plans and private insurance plans. If passed, the bill would help states, law enforcement, private insurers and patients identify potentially illicit sober home providers to ensure those who need treatment are able to do so from legitimate facilities, while also preventing health care fraud. “The nation’s opioid epidemic has devastated far too many American families, and the thought of losing a loved one is already frightening enough without having to worry about unscrupulous actors posing as legitimate treatment centers,” said Rubio. More here.