Monday, June 17, 2019

Forging Ahead

One of the most common schemes used to bilk money from Medicare involves the unnecessary supply of power wheelchairs and medical supply accessories. An article published by The Tyler Morning Telegraph profiles a health care supply company owner who bilked Medicare of more than...

All Fraud Must Come to an End

Hospice services are for people who are facing a terminal illness. A team of doctors, nurses, hospice aides, counselors and volunteers usually work together to provide the best quality of life possible for those facing the end of their lives. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Family Togetherness

There are lots of activities that families can enjoy together, like playing card or board games, taking vacations at the beach or having a picnic in the park. A family from Jackson, Tennessee had a different idea of what family togetherness looks like. The...

Poser

 Posers are individuals who pretend to be someone they are not. (Just check out your social media channel of choice to find a multitude of examples.) While most posers mean no harm and are just trying to fit in, today’s fraudster from Valley Stream,...

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...

Piggy Bank

Around the 15th century, dishes and pots were made out of a type of clay called “PYGG.” When people during that day and time were able to save an extra coin or two, they would drop it into their PYGG clay pot. Fast forward...

Loaded Diapers

Diapers have been known to hold a lot, and a mother-daughter team decided to use them to hold something a little different. The diaper duo concealed approximately $2.4 million in cash in diapers and baby towels that were hidden in their luggage on a...

Medicare Manicures

Ocala podiatrist Dr. Michael Rotstein, 55, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of healthcare fraud. Rotstein billed Medicare and TRICARE for a service that he called “removal of skin and muscle,” but which federal prosecutors said often was just “routine foot care, including the clipping of toenails.”

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.

Say What?

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who help individuals with hearing and balance disorders. While a Central New York audiology practice may have helped its patients with these issues, they also committed healthcare fraud by defrauding several federal health insurance programs at the same time. Read on to find...

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