Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bad Business Decisions

Bad business decisions can ruin a company. For instance, if your customers like the product or service you provide, don’t spend a lot of money trying to improve it. (Think of the New Coke vs. Old Coke saga back in the 1980s. If it...

Money Talks

When healthcare fraud occurs, kickbacks are often involved. (Medical kickbacks can include payment by cash, check, gift cards, luxury items, vacations, etc. in exchange for patient referrals, prescriptions or medical devices.) A Fontana, California woman, who owned and operated a La Verne-based home healthcare...

Getting the Boot

When someone “gets the boot,” it typically means that they get dismissed, or kicked out of a job or an establishment. A Bloomfield Hills, Michigan doctor could possibly “get the boot” from the podiatrist profession when sentenced for Medicare fraud. Ironically, because he unnecessarily...

Last Hurrah

The Social Security Death Master File (SSDMF) website explicitly mentions that access is restricted to only users who are certified. A Fort Pierce, Florida fraudster, who was definitely not qualified to have access, somehow tapped into the file that contains over 86 million personal...

Shortcuts

Shortcuts can help you be more productive. For example, using shortcuts or combining a couple of keystrokes on your computer keyboard can help you throw together an important presentation in no time at all. Or, using a traffic app on your mobile phone can...

On the Run

There are some lists that most people would want to be on. For instance, the Top 10 wealthiest people in the world or the Dean’s list, if you are a university student. Then, there is a list or two that you would not want...

Prison Therapy

To become a physical therapist, an individual must earn a professional degree, which is usually a doctorate in physical therapy. Once the degree is obtained, then states require a license to legally work as a physical therapist. (All of those hours spent learning and...

It’s Just Not Necessary

On any given day, if you asked someone what they thought was necessary for living a satisfying life, they might answer: food, water, oxygen, sleep, health, family, friends, freedom, love, faith, a good job, or purpose in life. The former owner-operator of a Burbank,...

Ironic

When mentally ill individuals commit a crime, it’s often difficult to decide on the appropriate punishment, whether that includes treatment in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or incarceration. Today’s fraudster, a man who worked on behalf of hundreds of mentally ill defendants to lobby...

Fraud Is Not Pain Free

Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments to correct subluxations, or misalignments of the vertebrae. A chiropractor from Brentwood, Missouri used his practice to manipulate the federal government into paying for a bogus ankle orthotic that was never delivered. He probably thought he...

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