Saturday, December 7, 2019

Foot Fraud

To put oneself in the shoes of another is to understand the circumstances or experiences of someone else. (I would be extremely reluctant to put my feet in the shoes of a fraudster because I would not want to experience the life of a...

Groupthink

Fraudsters can be said to suffer from “Groupthink,” a way of thinking where a group of individuals reaches a conclusion that is thought to be correct, whether it is or not. Fraudsters tend to think that they deserve to receive government benefits when they really don’t....

The Placebo Effect

Topical anti-inflammatory creams are one of the best ways to safely reduce inflammation and pain in muscles and joints. (That’s assuming the anti-inflammation drug is actually included in the cream.) A Fayetteville, North Carolina pharmacist committed healthcare fraud by billing both Medicare and Medicaid...

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...

Dishonorable

When someone from the armed forces commits a criminal act or behaves in a morally unacceptable manner, they can receive a dishonorable discharge. A Charleston, West Virginia man, who claimed to be a Navy veteran, was recently convicted of healthcare fraud because he really wasn’t a...

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...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story Licenses are generally required to either practice in a particular employment field or to operate something. (For example, you cannot drive an automobile without first passing the driving test and proving that you can...

Sticky Situation

Acupuncture, which was developed more than a thousand years ago in China, is an alternative medical practice that uses needles to alleviate pain and nausea or treat chronic health conditions. (For those who do not like needles, physical therapy and chiropractic treatment can also provide...

Maimed

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Doctor with history of maiming patients sentenced to 35 years in $373 million home health scheme” posted by DallesNews.com.

X-rated Rx

The Rx symbol is found on doctor’s prescription pads, as well as on signs in pharmacies. (Here’s your medical lesson for the day: Rx is derived from the Latin word “recipe,” which means “take”.) A Mount Holly, North Carolina physician was definitely “on the...

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