Friday, September 21, 2018

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...

Just Trying to Help Out

Two Winston-Salem men were convicted this week on federal charges that they committed more than $1 million in health care fraud through a company they started in Jacksonville, Florida.

Saving Time

There are a multitude of ways to save time. Some common ideas for adding back minutes to your day include strategic planning, prioritizing your day and making a daily “to-do” list. An Orlando woman, who owned a healthcare solution company, wanted to speed up...

Not Exactly a Brainiac

Brainiacs often appear in children’s cartoons or superhero movies and play the part of someone who is extremely intelligent, but somewhat maniacal. A Kansas man, who provided home health services to patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), did not appear to have any maniacal...

Modern Day Pirate

Pirates are generally known for making threats, kidnapping hostages, stealing treasure and committing murder on the high seas. While today’s fraudster didn’t threaten, kidnap or murder anyone, he did steal a small fortune from the government by committing $1.7 million in Medicaid fraud over...

Mental Anguish

It’s deplorable when a mental health services business takes advantage of vulnerable patients to make a profit. That’s exactly what happened in today’s “Fraud of the Day” case which involves the co-owners of a Henry County, Georgia mental health services business. They committed Medicaid...

Number 13

Depending on where you hail from, the number 13 can be considered lucky or unlucky. Italy and China consider the two-digit number to be lucky, while most Western cultures believe the opposite, going as far as to omit 13 as a house number or...

Make More Money

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Unqualified staff used therapist IDs 7,000 times in Tennessee,” published by Insurance Fraud News. Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Gunn recommended 18 months in federal prison for Dr. Penaranda Tan, who owned Therapeutic Services of Morristown and pleaded guilty to a single count of health-care fraud, according to court documents.

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