Monday, June 25, 2018

Back Door Fraud

Chronic pain, whether physical or emotional, is unpleasant no matter how you look at it. When people use unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with their pain, situations often become worse. (Some turn to smoking, drinking, overeating, or using drugs to make their pain go...

Staggering Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reports that more than 115 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids. (This includes the misuse and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids.)...

Peace of Mind

It is estimated that 65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the United States. These Americans have to balance the demands of work, home, kids and caring for a loved one who needs assistance....

Misdiagnosed

An Institute of Medicine report estimates that 30 cents of every healthcare dollar are wasted in unnecessary healthcare costs, many related to misdiagnoses. (That adds up to about $750 billion a year.) A Powell, Wyoming psychologist committed Medicaid fraud by misdiagnosing patients with mental...

The Medicaid Money Pot

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigate and prosecute provider fraud, as well as elder abuse and neglect of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. They go after criminals, like today’s fraudster, who submitted bogus bills to Medicaid for services she did not provide. The woman,...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Self-love abounds when it comes to fraudsters. True to form, today’s “Fraud of the Day” article readily demonstrates that an Enid, Oklahoma mom, whose last name was Good, put herself way ahead of the well-being of her children, especially her four-year-old daughter. The young...

The Music Is Over

Music has many associated benefits. It can lower your blood pressure and stress level, make you happier, enhance concentration, improve sleep quality, boost immune systems and, it can even reduce depression and anxiety. The former executive of a community health center in Camden, New...

That’s How the Ball Bounces

Anyone who loves basketball is familiar with how the game of Horse is played. Basically, each time a player misses a shot, a letter is awarded. The first person to spell H-O-R-S-E loses. A former Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) basketball captain played a dangerous...

Lacking Vision

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and impacts more than 10 million Americans. The progressive disease causes the central portion of the retina to deteriorate, making it very difficult to read, drive, recognize faces or colors, or see details. A West...

Kicked to the Curb

Flophouses don’t have a great reputation as they are usually places where drug abusers live or hang out while continuing their illicit behavior. A New York City couple, who ran multiple flophouses under the guise of being a three-quarter house, took advantage of their...

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