Thursday, October 1, 2020

Say It Isn’t So

Speech therapists diagnose and treat patients that have communication and swallowing disorders resulting from strokes, brain injuries, hearing loss, developmental delays or other problems. Their job is to create and implement a treatment plan that will improve the patient's quality of life. An article...

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...

Hindsight is 20-20

It's usually easy to see the difference between doing something the wrong way vs. the right way after the fact. (That's called hindsight.) An article posted on TulsaWorld.com tells about an optometrist who knew the difference between right and wrong, but made a very...

Do the Math

We'd all be more productive if we only had more hours in a day. (Think about this – one extra hour a day would tack on more than 15 additional days to your year. Sounds like time for a nice vacation to me.) An...

Fraud Three-peat

The term ''three-peat'' is usually associated with American sports and is used to describe a team that has won three back-to-back championships. If there were a fraud championship, a woman mentioned in an article about health care fraud published in The Buffalo News, would...

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...

More Fraud than Meets the Eye

If criminals are successful at one scheme, they often try another. (They probably think, ''Why not maximize the return on fraud while I can get away with it?'') An article published in the Westmoreland Times tells about a physician who filed six false income...

What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Appearances can be deceiving. Someone can be perceived as a pillar of the community, but hide behind a public persona and commit a private crime. (They somehow reason that no one would suspect such a devious act from someone so revered.) An article published...

Paper Pusher

Paper pushers are generally referred to in a derogatory manner because their job requires a lot of repetitive and monotonous work. (Some fraudsters excel at being paper pushers and can make a lot of money by repeatedly filling out fraudulent insurance claim forms, resulting...

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,...

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