Friday, December 15, 2017

Extracting Fraud

Visits to the dentist are not always a fun thing, especially when a toothache is the reason for going. Not only is there pain associated with the toothache, but in general, patients can expect that the procedure to fix the pain could also involve...

Money Talks

Many people have strong principles and would never dream of compromising their values when presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money through fraudulent means. Then there are others who would leap at the opportunity to make a quick buck or a...

That’s the Way the Ball Bounces

In the state of Oklahoma, Medicaid pays for behavioral health rehabilitation services that are designed to support and treat children and their families who are experiencing difficulties in their daily lives. The intent is to help them improve their lives through counseling by keeping...

Jamaican Me Crazy

Fraudsters love to spend their stolen money on lavish lifestyles, expensive vehicles, luxurious designer items and trips to warm climates ,preferably islands where they cannot be easily found. A former mental health counselor from Pennsylvania used Medicaid to fund at least 24 trips out...

Abusing Trust

Many parents rely on after school programs to keep their kids occupied and safe until they can be picked up after work. Whether provided at school or in a local community center, parents usually pay a fee and trust that their children will be...

From Community Support to Community Service

Billing the government for services you claim to have provided in the middle of the night is probably going to raise a few red flags. That's exactly how the Vermont Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit caught a Rutland man attempting to defraud Medicaid,...

Second Chances

Sometimes people make mistakes and are offered a chance at doing things right the second time around. (Everyone needs a ''do-over'' at some point in life, but not every action demands a ''do-over.'') An article published by The Orlando Sentinel tells about a Florida...

Practical Nurse, Impractical Fraud

A recent pair of reports by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle detail a licensed practical nurse in upstate New York who exploited a special needs patient to cheat the state Medicaid program of nearly ten thousand dollars' worth of payments for services she did...

Keeping Stories Straight

When multiple people are involved in fraud, it is important to keep stories straight so suspicions are not raised. An article published by Alaska Dispatch News details what happened when a doctor and his office manager did not tell the same story about their...

Taking Advantage of Kids

Finding adequate and appropriate daycare is difficult for any parent, including beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to subsidize payments to childcare programs. Once an appropriate childcare provider is found, parents don't usually expect to have the identities of their children stolen, and they...

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