Friday, December 15, 2017

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...

Heart Failure

There are multiple treatments available to help patients that have been diagnosed with heart failure. Angioplasty and stents are at the top of the list for unblocking blood vessels and improving circulation. A well respected cardiologist in Kentucky billed Medicare for invasive heart procedures...

Collecting Fraud

People collect all sorts of memorabilia including stamps, comic books, stuffed animals, coins and baseball cards to name just a few. Usually, collectors spend their own money to add something new to their prized collection, but a neurologist from Michigan spent nearly $2 million...

Oh My Aching Back

Medicare does not cover the costs of massage therapy; however, it does pay for physical therapy when deemed medically necessary. The operator of several Los Angeles County rehabilitation clinics tried to skirt around Medicare's explicit rules in this area by claiming his patients had...

Psych Test

There are all sorts of psychological tests that can be used to evaluate a person. (There are aptitude, intelligence, neuropsychological, occupational, personality, and other specific tests that measure anxiety or depression, just to name a few.) Two clinical psychologists in Mississippi used a battery...

Dialing for Medicare Dollars

Telemarketing calls can be highly annoying, especially when the phone rings during dinner. An article in The Chicago Business Journal tells about the owner of a telemarketing company, who may have annoyed one person too many and got into trouble for dialing for Medicare...

Confined by Fraud

Home health care agencies generally provide quality health care to patients who are confined to their residence. When unable to leave their home, a home health care provider sends in qualified staff to assist with any medical or personal needs. Today's ''Fraud of the...

What is Medicaid Fraud?

Medicaid fraud negatively impacts taxpayers, state governments and more than 70 million eligible low-income people who need the government healthcare program benefits to pay their medical bills. Watch this video to discover the schemes most commonly used to defraud the Medicaid program and learn...

Taking a Gamble

To participate in Medicare fraud is to take a huge gamble. The odds of winning are not great as a former owner and manager of three Florida home health agencies can testify. The Medicare Strike Force successfully prosecuted him for his role in a...

Green Pastures

Green pastures are usually associated with prosperity, new opportunities and a fresh start. (If someone is moving on to greener pastures, they are taking advantage of a new opportunity and leaving an old situation behind.)The owner and operator of a New Orleans medical equipment...

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