Tuesday, January 21, 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

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...

Con Costs

One of the most common methods of healthcare fraud comes from healthcare workers billing insurance programs for services that are never delivered. What people...

Bogus Bonuses

Workplace performance bonuses are a great thing, unless they are driven by incentives that can send you to jail. That is the case for...

FEDERAL FRAUD

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...

Welfare Woes

Sometimes people must find out the hard way that’s it’s better to tell the truth than to lie. A Yakima, Wash., woman, who is...

You Get What You Pay For

As most Americans know, having access to affordable pharmaceuticals is a challenge. But circumventing laws to bring unapproved drugs over the border – and...

Life of Crime – Revoked!

For law-abiding citizens, it can be hard to understand why someone would repeatedly take the risk of committing crimes. A Florida man is getting...

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