Tuesday, July 16, 2019

More Than Just a Toothache

Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist. (That's why sedation dentistry is so popular.) It's not because they don't like their dentist, it's just that anything involving drills, needles and pain are not on top of anyone's bucket list. An article in...

Abuse of Position

Occasionally acts of fraud are committed by people in positions of power or authority. (Sometimes, those we trust can hurt us the most.) An article published in the Examiner details the story of a licensed physician who took advantage of his position to fraudulently...

Hiding Fraud

Straw ownership involves someone who appears to legally own property, but does so on behalf of the actual owner, who does not want to be recognized. This practice is generally legal, however, it can used for illegal purposes, including concealing assets from the...

Check and Recheck

Some people have a habit of checking and rechecking. Perhaps before going to bed for the night, a person might check all of the locks on their doors and windows to make sure they are secure. A student may want to go...

Taking Advantage of Kids

Finding adequate and appropriate daycare is difficult for any parent, including beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to subsidize payments to childcare programs. Once an appropriate childcare provider is found, parents don't usually expect to have the identities of their children stolen, and they...

Splitting the Difference

Medicaid offers a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Program that provides assistance for those who are experiencing chronic health care issues or difficulty in completing functions necessary for daily living. The program, which is administered at the state level, provides in-home, non-emergency health related...

Brothers in Crime

We frequently hear the phrase ''partners in crime'' when it comes to multiple people pulling off an illegal act, but an article posted on NJ.com reports on twin ''brothers in crime,'' who stole $1.5 million from Medicaid. They pulled off the scam by...

The Grim Fraudster

A coroner is a public officer who confirms and certifies the death of individuals. They examine the body of the deceased to determine if a death has occurred by unnatural causes, helping police to determine if a crime has been committed. An...

Neglected Because of Fraud

The Illinois Department of Human Services Home Services Program provides services to disabled beneficiaries so they can remain in their own homes, while living as independently as possible. The News-Democrat reports on an Illinois woman, who received Medicaid funds while caring for a...

It’s Hard to Find Good Advice

A mentor is generally someone who provides unpaid advice on career or personal matters based on experiences from his or her own life. A counselor is a trained professional, who can offer mental and behavioral health services for a fee. Today's ''Fraud...

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