Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Footing the Fraud Bill

Podiatrists have a complicated and sometimes unpleasant job when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of more than 26 bones, over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments and 33 joints in the foot. A podiatrist in Pennsylvania used his patients to take a load...

Living Large

Twitter is one of the fastest growing ways that people communicate. It is considered a micro-social media platform due to its 160 character limit, but it can provide macro benefits in investigations for law enforcement. In my experience,...

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It

If a shoe doesn't fit, you wouldn't want to wear it. (No one likes to wear shoes that hurt their feet.) Similarly, for people who wear prosthetics, a custom fit is a necessity. An article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch follows the story...

Stop the Bleeding in Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided millions of Americans an opportunity to get health insurance and has generated positive benefits for insurers, as well. However, the way that people now purchase health care plans – through online health care exchanges – has opened...

Fraud On-the-Move

Fraud sometimes occurs in a localized area, perhaps at one business location where perpetrators aim to keep their crime concealed. Other criminals commit fraud while on-the-move at different locations, which makes their illegal acts more difficult to detect. Fortunately, the Medicare Strike Force is...

A Need for Respite

Everyone needs a break at some point, especially primary caregivers of people who cannot care for themselves. This duty often falls on the shoulders of family members, who can become exhausted by their efforts. When some periodic relief is needed, a home...

Reversal of Fortune

Some nine million members and veterans of the nation’s military services receive medical coverage from a U.S. government program called TRICARE. It’s a system built on trust — making it an easy mark for seasoned South Florida pharmacist Serge Francois, prosecutors say. Francois, 51, stood trial over the past month on charges of fleecing tens of millions from the taxpayer-funded military program to buy the former Broward County mansion of Hollywood megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

No Show’ Means ‘No Go’

A lot of health care fraud is committed by medical providers who claim they performed procedures on patients, when in reality they did not. (It's one of the oldest tricks in the fraud book.) They fraudulently bill government insurance programs for the bogus care,...

Kicking the Habit

It's hard to kick a habit that is well-ingrained. Whether snacking when not hungry, spending too much time watching television or buying things you don't need, once a bad habit gets established, it's really hard to break. A story posted on MyEasternShoreMD.com tells about...

Walking a Crooked Line

Vestibular testing is used to determine if there is something wrong with the inner ear. (It's definitely no walk in the park to be dizzy for prolonged periods of time.) A press release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation tells about a husband...

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