Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teamwork

Defrauding takes teamwork. Today’s fraudster from Bridgeport, Connecticut teamed up with other unscrupulous individuals (and that’s putting it nicely) to steal the Medicaid provider numbers of two licensed healthcare providers. One co-conspirator contributed the personally identifiable information of more than 100 Medicaid clients from...

Bon Voyage

Home healthcare is a great alternative for individuals who want to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Not only does it enable recipients to maintain their independence, but it’s also less expensive than skilled nursing facilities. (In other words, home healthcare saves tax...

Sooner Rather than Later

The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 occurred when approximately 50,000 individuals lined up to claim their piece of two million acres of unoccupied public land across the state. Those who entered the designated area before the official start of the land rush were called...

The Wrong Words

The “About” section of today’s fraudster’s business website states that, “She had discovered a unique and impactful way to empower people and change their lives for the better.” (It should really read, “She used her patients to change her life for the better, not...

It’s a Good Day

It’s always a good day when a company that is alleged to have committed Medicaid fraud comes to a settlement with the government that doesn’t involve jail time. An Indiana-based dental company that operated nine practices and a Kansas-based company that provided administrative support...

Pretty Low

Medicaid scams steal benefits from vulnerable individuals who count on those dollars to fund vital healthcare services. It’s common to read or hear about medical providers, suppliers, home healthcare providers and even some recipients who carry out Medicaid fraud scams. Today’s fraud article looks...

Patient Dumping

When hospitals or other medical care facilities release patients to the streets instead of putting them in touch with proper social services it’s called patient “dumping.” (You may remember this recent case of a woman who was spotted wandering a Baltimore street in only...

Putting the Brakes On

Medicaid provides medical care to nearly 73 million individuals, but due to socioeconomic disadvantages, it is estimated that 3.6 million beneficiaries miss or delay care each year because of transportation issues. With that number of individuals requiring transportation to important medical appointments, you can...

No Vacancy – Just Empty Rooms

Bethel, Alaska is not a very large community. However, with a population of around the mid-6,000s, it is actually the largest community in western Alaska, as well as the 9th largest in the entire state. Unfortunately, that status did not necessarily help the financial...

Gross Misconduct

People get fired for misconduct all the time. Some are simply disobedient, insubordinate, or don’t show up on time for work. Things get a little more serious when it comes to sexual misconduct and when corporate officers use the power of their position to...

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