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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...

With Open Arms

A Glen Allen, Virginia woman is the focus of today’s “Fraud of the Day” article for opening her arms wide to fraud. While the connotation of open arms means that someone or something is welcomed and accepted, this Richmond-area owner of three family counseling...

Too Close for Comfort

It’s very expensive to live in New York City. In fact, the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Queens costs $2,087. Keep in mind, the average size of a one-bedroom apartment is a whopping 700 square feet. Today’s fraudster from Queens committed...

Mobile Fraud

Instead of visiting a mental health provider and laying on the proverbial therapy couch, mobile therapists travel to a patient’s home, school or other location within the patient’s community to provide intensive psychotherapy services. (I’m not sure if the patients lie on their own...

Your Diagnosis: A Complete Lack of Shame

If you frequent this website, you know that there are some pretty shameless fraud schemes out there. But of all the heartless schemes, profiting off cancer patients has got to be one of the very lowest. Today’s fraudster funded his life of luxury with...

We Are Family

The AARP cites that roughly six in 10 cases of elder financial abuse are committed by relatives, and three in 10 instances can be traced to friends, neighbors or home care aides. And in most cases, the closer the relation, the greater the damage....

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