Wednesday, October 18, 2017

License to Defraud

A medical license is a pretty important piece of paper that allows a physician to legally practice medicine. According to an article in Insurance Journal, the owner of a Houston health clinic used foreign medical students without medical licenses to treat injured patients and...

Tattle Tale

Children are famous for tattling. While the behavior can be very annoying to parents or anyone within earshot, it does show that the child is able to distinguish right from wrong and wants justice. (This is a good thing.)An article in the Burlington Free...

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...
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