Thursday, December 14, 2017
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This Boat Don’t Float

It’s tough for small business owners to keep their companies afloat without qualified, hardworking employees. The owner of a small Minnesota company that provided personal care assistants (PCAs) for disabled clients misrepresented her staff’s qualifications to Medicaid through the submission of $601,000 in fraudulent...

Well-earned Punishment

Usually, most people like to be rewarded for their efforts with a pat on the back or a sentiment such as ''good job.'' Three people at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' accomplished stealing $3 million from Medicaid and as a result,...

Everything Has a Price

Everyone dreams of living a lavish lifestyle at one time or another. Who hasn't imagined lounging on the sandy beach of a remote island resort, driving a brand new luxury vehicle or wearing an expensive piece of jewelry that defines the word ''bling?'? Billboards,...

Fraud Prosecuting Machine

Medicaid fraud was running rampant until a federal task force was formed in 2008 to stop fraud within the government health care program. Fortunately, it didn't take long for the task force to get up to speed and now criminals who once found it...

Hiding Fraud

Straw ownership involves someone who appears to legally own property, but does so on behalf of the actual owner, who does not want to be recognized. This practice is generally legal, however, it can used for illegal purposes, including concealing assets from the...

Flexibility

The state of Kentucky's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse aims to protect Medicaid patients who are in nursing homes, being treated in Medicaid facilities or receiving personal care in their own homes from patient abuse, neglect and exploitation. One of the most important...

Bittersweet

Public assistance funds are meant for the needy. An article published in the Indy Star follows a woman who submitted fake applications for Medicaid benefits like coins in a bubblegum machine and ended up unlawfully receiving more than $720,000 as a result of her...

Benched

According to Medicaid.gov, the government health benefits program is the largest payer when it comes to mental health services in the United States. (And as you know, where there's a large pot of money, there's usually a fraudster or two plotting to make it...

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

Healthy Habits

It's great to practice healthy habits – eat well, exercise and lead a happy lifestyle. If only it were that easy to achieve balance in those three aspects of life. For some, happiness doesn't come from eating well and exercising; rather, it comes from...

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