Friday, August 18, 2017

Not Quite Right

If a doctor's practice, home health care company or medical supply company has to pay a recruiter to bring in patients, then you can be sure that something is not quite right. (You can almost bet that Medicare or Medicaid fraud is going on.)...

Driving Away with Fraud

Medicaid beneficiaries are eligible to receive rides to and from the doctor's office, hospital or another medical office if their non-emergency care is approved by the government health insurance program. (This is a great benefit for those qualified beneficiaries who have a physical or...

Crushed By Wheelin’ and Dealin’

It should be a relief to honest citizens to know that bankruptcy isn't simply a get-out-of-jail-free card for fraudsters. According to KentReporter.com, Washington state authorities rolled right over a man who willingly endangered poor and disabled patients when he provided them with used wheelchairs...

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,...

Pulling a Fast One

Listen to this Story Many foreign workers come to the United States through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to sponsor qualified workers from other countries who can provide specialized expertise in a particular area such as accounting, computer...

Everything (including conspiracy) is Bigger in Texas

Listen to this Story Getting injured on the job is something that can happen to anyone who is required to perform physical labor. (Companies pay into workers' compensation insurance programs to protect the viability of their business as well...

Personal Referrals

Listen to this Story Personal referrals are important when looking for a doctor. (It's pretty common to poll friends and relatives for physician recommendations. After all, you definitely want the best doctor to treat your particular medical condition.) Medical...

Walking Down the Aisle for the Wrong Reason

There are many reasons to get married, but using it as a means to gain U.S. citizenship is definitely a bad reason to walk down the aisle. A story published in The Dallas Morning News follows a family scheme headed up by a mother...

Sending a Clear Message

Sometimes it's difficult to communicate a message in a way that it can be fully understood by the recipient. (Many people worry that they'll hurt others' feelings when trying to get their message across.) Other times, that's not the case. A story published in...

Not Always Greener on the Other Side

From the beginning of time, history shows that there have always been people who want what they don't have. Whether world explorers were seeking a better trade route or riches from different locations around the globe or kingdoms wanted to expand through the acquisition...
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