Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Read the Fine Print

Listen to this Story It's important to read the fine print before engaging in a transaction that seems too good to be true. (People tend to get really excited about what kind of deal they're going to get...

Dead as a Door Nail

There are many ways to commit healthcare fraud. Some of the most common methods include billing for services not rendered, double billing, misrepresenting dates, locations and providers of service, charging for more expensive procedures, but providing less expensive ones and paying kickbacks. Today’s fraudster,...

Anyone and Everyone

As of June 2018, more than 66 million individuals were enrolled in Medicaid. As approximately one-sixth of the national healthcare economy, it’s easy to see how the government healthcare program is an easy target for fraud. (In 2016, Medicaid spending totaled $565.5 billion.) A...

The Stigma of Fraud

People who struggle with mental health issues not only have to deal with the symptoms and disabilities that come along with the diagnosis, but also with the stigma that is placed upon them by society. Even though there are a wide variety of...

The Insanity of It All

When a criminal defendant uses an insanity plea, it means they declare they did not understand they were doing something wrong while committing a crime. (That's my non-legal definition.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a woman who claimed an insanity defense...

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...

Justice Served Twice

Witnesses are not always needed in order to convict someone of a crime. A story published by Home Health Care News tells about a case against a woman convicted for taking part in a hospice-related health care fraud. She asked for a new trial...

Losing Control

Many people have a fear of losing control. In a world already full of uncertainty, fraudsters attempt to control their destiny by stealing from others so that they can live a more predictable, comfortable lifestyle. (Unfortunately, these unscrupulous individuals perpetuate even more anxiety for...

Heartless

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “She pulled teeth, provided fillings, but wasn’t a dentist and is headed to prison,” published by the Idaho Statesman. Cherie R. Dillon, 62, will spend five years in prison for completing dental procedures that legally could only be performed by a dentist.

Saving Time

There are a multitude of ways to save time. Some common ideas for adding back minutes to your day include strategic planning, prioritizing your day and making a daily “to-do” list. An Orlando woman, who owned a healthcare solution company, wanted to speed up...

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