Tuesday, January 28, 2020

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Homewrecker

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.

Death Fraud

The Heart of the Matter

Gross Misconduct

Pay Now or Pay Later

People who commit workers’ compensation fraud are either trying to steal from the system or avoid paying the necessary premiums for their employees’ coverage....

No Free Rides

For some people, the toughest part of accessing healthcare can be just getting to a doctor’s appointment. A 2017 study by the American Hospital...

Not So Happy at Home

Some people try harder than others to cover their tracks when committing fraud. (For those who don’t, it’s just a matter of time before...

Fraud’s Fast Track to Prison

People need to have confidence in their healthcare providers and in the government programs that help cover their healthcare costs. That was the message...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Stealing Candy from a Baby

What’s lower than stealing candy from a baby? Two government employees guilty of Women Infants and Children (WIC) program fraud. The WIC program, which falls...

Hardly Chicken Feed

Consumers pay a premium for organic food to avoid exposure to chemical residues and support farming methods that are healthier for the soil, water,...

Squeaky Wheels

For people with serious mobility problems, a powered wheelchair can mean the difference between being homebound or having an active lifestyle. But with the...

Funny Business

It’s one thing to cause taxpayers to pay for services not covered by Medicare; it’s entirely something else for medical providers to visit homebound...

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