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Whether Needed or Not

A lot of Medicare fraud occurs when claims for medical services allegedly rendered are submitted, regardless of whether the patient needed it or not. Unscrupulous providers who submit these fraudulent claims are counting on their elderly patients to not look too closely at their...

Emergency

Listen to this Story Dialysis sustains millions of Americans who might otherwise suffer kidney failure. However, not every instance of someone going in for dialysis treatment should require transport via an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance. PennLive.com tells...

Dominion of Fraud

When a king or queen is said to have dominion over a particular territory, it means that they have control over their subjects. An article published in the Los Angeles Daily News tells about a man and a woman who used their medical supply...

Head Games

When someone plays head games in a relationship, he or she is clearly acting dishonestly with the intent to cause confusion. This can be disorienting, especially if one person in the relationship trusts the other person to look out for his or her...

What a Sham

A sham is something that is not what it appears to be. It's usually required to commit fraud. The Courier-Journal reports on the owners of two bogus medical supply companies who tried to bilk Medicare of approximately $4 million in fraudulent claims....

Promises

A promise is a vow to carry out an intention. There are many different types of promises, such as one between friends, who agree to keep a secret; promises by spouses to love and cherish each other in a marriage and promises by...

Dirty Money

Fraudsters make a life of living off of dirty money. The illegally-gained funds help to perpetuate a lifestyle of lying, stealing and cheating. (It's hard to stop once a fraudster gets started down that crooked road.) An article published in the Miami Herald describes...

Death Sentence

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured mental health programs that provide outpatient services in lieu of inpatient psychiatric care. Medicare covers PHP services when provided through a hospital outpatient department or a community health center. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a Federal Bureau...

No Winners

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

Fraud On the Move

Fraud can happen anywhere and it appears that criminals are now bringing it to the houses of homebound citizens. A doctor employed by a mobile physician service incorrectly certified patients for home care services when they were not homebound and they didn't require the...

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