Sunday, October 20, 2019

Buried Under a Mountain of Paperwork

Medicaid provider fraud is pretty common. It’s usually accomplished by submitting lots of claim forms stating that services were provided to beneficiaries, when they were not. Such is the case of a Troutdale, Virginia woman who was recently convicted of Medicaid fraud. She submitted...

Bonafide Drug Dealer

When you think of a drug dealer, what kind of image comes to mind? It’s not always a scary looking dude with tattoos from the bad side of town. A doctor from Anchorage, Alaska is one of the latest bonafide drug dealers to be...

Free Ride

A free ride can turn into a very expensive ride when those who commit fraud against government benefits programs get caught. Such is the case of a Mississippi woman, who took more than a free ride, compliments of the Medicaid...

A (not so) Caring Company

Fraud in the home healthcare fields appears to be on the rise as the industry grapples with a shortage of workers. A woman in New Hope, Minn., who repeatedly billed the Medicaid program for work she never performed as a personal...

Despicable

If there ever was a poster child for the word “despicable,” it would be today’s fraudster – a former psychologist from Caspian, Michigan. What is particularly disturbing about the case is that the medical professional entrusted with helping his drug-addicted patients actually...

Putting a Stop to Fraud

More than 2.1 million residents of North Carolina receive Medicaid benefits. (Just so you know, that’s about 20 percent of the state’s population.) The government healthcare program and taxpayers took a $900,000 hit when a Durham woman used her two mental health businesses to carry out...

Friends and Family

Friends and family worked together to pull off what is considered to be the largest case of Medicaid fraud in the state of Minnesota. The $7.7million heist involved two sisters who illegally set up home care companies, then stole from the government program that was supposed...

Good Help is Hard to Find

When searching for home health caregivers, it can be hard for homebound individuals to find someone that is suitable. (Afterall, you would want to be comfortable with someone you don’t know coming into your home to take care of you. It’s a very vulnerable position...

So Much for Caring

Medicaid provides comprehensive coverage for children with behavioral health needs, making treatment affordable for low income families. The owner of a former New Haven, Connecticut behavioral health clinician group deceptively called Caring Family Solutions carried out a Medicaid fraud scheme that stole $100,000 in a very...

Blatant Disregard

Sometimes welfare recipients unintentionally make mistakes on their applications for government benefits. Today’s fraudster, a York, Pennsylvania man, intentionally lied on multiple applications for Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. He committed Medicaid fraud and SNAP fraud when he blatantly disregarded the government’s rules. Read on...

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