Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Definition of Greed

Fraudsters are the epitome of greed. If you opened a dictionary to the word “greed,” you would find a picture of a Youngstown, Ohio, home healthcare company owner who endangered the life of one of her clients. Her Medicaid fraud scheme left a vulnerable client unattended...

Things That Go Together

Some things go together perfectly like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, or shoes and socks. The owner of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin mental health clinic tried to use an interesting combination of urine tests and offshore telemedicine therapy to carry out a Medicaid fraud scheme. (That’s...

Discreet

Getting old is definitely not for sissies. Some old age issues include aches and pains, memory loss, and mobility issues, not to mention incontinence (which impacts about 13 million Americans). Depending on needs and eligibility, Medicaid in the State of Illinois pays for a range...

A Little Here, A Little There

Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States with nearly 12 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments. (These individuals had either a mental disorder, a substance abuse problem, or both.) Another shocking statistic from the U.S. Surgeon General claims that...

Brace Yourself

Medicaid not only provides affordable medical coverage to adults, children, pregnant women, low-income families, and elderly and disabled individuals, but also dental and orthodontic treatment to eligible beneficiaries. Read on to find out how a New York orthodontist with 12 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx...

Three Strikes, You’re Out

Baseball season is in full swing. It’s as good of a time as any to explain a few basic rules. Baseball players get three strikes per at bat. If they miss a pitch, don’t swing at a pitch in the strike zone, or hit a...

Taken on a Ride

Medicaid covers eligible beneficiaries who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, hospital or other medical office. (Obviously, the destination must be an approved provider and drivers are only supposed to transport patients to the medical appointment then back home, with no unnecessary stops in between.)...

Power

Sometimes power changes people for the better and sometimes it doesn’t. Some people use a position of power to help others around them, while others use it to serve themselves. A former Nebraska Medicaid administrator used his position as power of attorney for his father to...

What a Quack

The American Psychiatric Association explains that psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. They can also help with the physical aspects of psychological problems and write prescriptions. (This can help bring restorative health to people who...

Cruising Along

On average, Fairbanks, Alaska gets about 65 inches of snow and around 11 inches of rain each year. Temperatures can range anywhere from -17 degrees to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, averaging around 27 degrees. (Needless to say, it sounds pretty cold and gloomy.) A personal care attendant from...

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