Monday, May 21, 2018

Check and Recheck

Some people have a habit of checking and rechecking. Perhaps before going to bed for the night, a person might check all of the locks on their doors and windows to make sure they are secure. A student may want to go...

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...

Splitting the Difference

Medicaid offers a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Program that provides assistance for those who are experiencing chronic health care issues or difficulty in completing functions necessary for daily living. The program, which is administered at the state level, provides in-home, non-emergency health related...

Brothers in Crime

We frequently hear the phrase ''partners in crime'' when it comes to multiple people pulling off an illegal act, but an article posted on NJ.com reports on twin ''brothers in crime,'' who stole $1.5 million from Medicaid. They pulled off the scam by...

The Grim Fraudster

A coroner is a public officer who confirms and certifies the death of individuals. They examine the body of the deceased to determine if a death has occurred by unnatural causes, helping police to determine if a crime has been committed. An...

Neglected Because of Fraud

The Illinois Department of Human Services Home Services Program provides services to disabled beneficiaries so they can remain in their own homes, while living as independently as possible. The News-Democrat reports on an Illinois woman, who received Medicaid funds while caring for a...

It’s Hard to Find Good Advice

A mentor is generally someone who provides unpaid advice on career or personal matters based on experiences from his or her own life. A counselor is a trained professional, who can offer mental and behavioral health services for a fee. Today's ''Fraud...

Bad Habits Die Hard

Drug and alcohol counselors offer treatment and support to patients who have substance abuse dependencies. Their goal is to help people to overcome addictions and thrive through a sober lifestyle. Although one drug and alcohol counselor in Oklahoma was licensed to...

The Stigma of Fraud

People who struggle with mental health issues not only have to deal with the symptoms and disabilities that come along with the diagnosis, but also with the stigma that is placed upon them by society. Even though there are a wide variety of...

Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time

We've all heard the expression: ''don't do the crime if you can't do the time.'' It basically means we should all think twice about breaking a rule or law if we don't think we can handle the consequences that come along with...

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