Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. When looking for a home healthcare aide, make sure you properly vet the candidates before choosing the best one for your situation. A home healthcare worker from Rochester, New York was assigned to...

Fraud Disabled

The Home Services Program under the Illinois Department of Human Services provides in-home personal care services to individuals who are severely disabled. The program, which aims to keep people as independent as possible, offers numerous service options including personal assistants (PA), maintenance home health...

Alphabetical Order

Dental visits are usually met with trepidation. (It’s rare that you find anyone super excited to make the twice-yearly trek into the dentist office for a routine cleaning, x-rays and mouth cancer check). Under the guise of some much needed dental procedures, a Bucks...

Cutting off the Lifeline

Drug rehabilitation centers are a lifeline for people who want to beat addiction issues. (They usually provide detox assistance, inpatient rehab, medication-assisted treatment, support groups and counseling to help them overcome their dependence on drugs.) A now defunct Bronx, New York-based rehab chain, Narco...

Piggy Bank

As of May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 820,960 individuals are employed as home health aides in the United States. The job outlook projects a 41% growth rate or more than 1.1 million home health aides by 2026. Today’s fraudster is...

Back Door Fraud

Chronic pain, whether physical or emotional, is unpleasant no matter how you look at it. When people use unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with their pain, situations often become worse. (Some turn to smoking, drinking, overeating, or using drugs to make their pain go...

Staggering Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reports that more than 115 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids. (This includes the misuse and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids.)...

Peace of Mind

It is estimated that 65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the United States. These Americans have to balance the demands of work, home, kids and caring for a loved one who needs assistance....

Misdiagnosed

An Institute of Medicine report estimates that 30 cents of every healthcare dollar are wasted in unnecessary healthcare costs, many related to misdiagnoses. (That adds up to about $750 billion a year.) A Powell, Wyoming psychologist committed Medicaid fraud by misdiagnosing patients with mental...

The Medicaid Money Pot

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigate and prosecute provider fraud, as well as elder abuse and neglect of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. They go after criminals, like today’s fraudster, who submitted bogus bills to Medicaid for services she did not provide. The woman,...

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