Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Modus Operandi

Fraudsters consider lying to be an important part of their modus operandi. (It's just part of the job description.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) press release tells about a Louisiana doctor who scammed Medicare out of millions of dollars by lying about the...

Restraining Fraud

Home health care is necessary for many patients being discharged from hospitals. Just to name a few benefits, it can help patients recover from surgery, obtain a treatment plan to manage diabetes, or receive physical or occupational therapy. (While the additional medical care provides...

When Good Role Models Go Bad

Positive role models are supposed to provide a good example. (They are badly needed today, especially in areas where there are disadvantaged youth.) A press release from the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General details the story of a positive role model...

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...

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