Monday, July 22, 2019

Massachusetts Fraud Siphons $10 Million from Medicaid Program

This one comes from Massachusetts, where the weather is cool and crisp and the Medicaid payouts are as enticing as the salty sea air. According to The Boston Globe, 10 individuals—many of them doctors—were indicted this month for allegedly pilfering millions from taxpayer...

Can’t You Hear the Whistle Blow

Government benefit programs rely on the honesty and integrity of insiders to report fraud, waste and abuse. Large financial rewards can be given to whistleblowers who share any information that may be helpful in stopping the misuse of benefits intended for qualified beneficiaries. Today's...

Medicaid Raid

Criminals are well aware that Medicaid fraud can be a serious money-maker, and they don't appear deterred by the consequences. A press release published by the U.S. Attorney General's office details how members of a Medicaid fraud ring in North Carolina would stop at...

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...

The Apple Doesn’t Fall far From the Tree

Listen to this Story</strong? Although some people sarcastically refer to Medicaid recipients as ''rich,'' it doesn't describe the typical government beneficiary. However, WKYC-TV reports that two women in the greater Cleveland area used state Medicaid programs for extensive personal enrichment....

Time Management

We only have 24 hours in a day. Do you spend your time wisely? Some people are amazingly efficient and can simultaneously complete multiple tasks without being tempted by distractions at all. Then there are others who need help with time management skills to...

When the Fraud Hits the Fan

Listen to this Story Today's fraud is a real doozy. The Alton Telegraph reported in a story on October 15 that a woman from Brighton, Ill., who offered her services as a personal assistant and nurse to elderly Medicaid...

Official Lies Lead to Official Trouble

The Maine criminal code states that a person can be guilty of ''unsworn falsification'' if they make a written false statement they do not believe is true. A woman from Maine, who officially lied on her government benefits applications, is now in official trouble...

What’s Behind the Motivation?

Many professional caregivers provide invaluable support to people with disabilities and illnesses that could not otherwise care for themselves. Generally, people who work in that field do so because of a desire to help others, in addition to pursuing a career and earning a...

No Work, No Pay

Listen to this Story One of the most essential parts of getting paid for work is showing up for the job. Apparently, one Kansas man forgot this basic best practice. KOAM-TV reports that a man was sentenced to one...

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