Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fraud After Fraud

It takes chutzpah to try and pull off a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme; it takes chutzpah and a big old dose of dumb to do it while you’re awaiting sentencing for another series of Medicare crimes. David Brock Lovelace, a Florida marketing company...

What Can You Buy with $20 Million?

A registered nurse and home health company owner has been convicted of conspiracy and multiple counts of healthcare fraud in a $20 million dollar scheme to defraud Medicare.

Failed Leadership

Common characteristics possessed by great leaders include honesty, integrity, confidence, and the ability to delegate and empower others. Today’s fraud article examines the actions of a prominent leader at two Houston, Texas-based home care businesses. While the former Director of Nursing and Administration may have been...

Another Piece of the Fraud Puzzle

One of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history bilked the government of approximately $375 million over a six-year period and allegedly involved 11,000 home health care patients and 500 health care agencies. According to an article in D Healthcare, another piece of...

Seeing Double

Eye charts are used to determine visual acuity. If you're having trouble making out the letters and numbers when viewed from a distance, your eye sight needs to be corrected. But as reported by the Palm Beach Post, a personal assistant who worked in...

Lies Beget More Lies

There are several types of lies. (For example, white lies are intended to be polite; fabricated or exaggerated statements are somewhat true, but a little bit false; lies of omission fail to disclose known information and lies of commission are basically a blatant lie.)...

Free Housekeeping

A Dallas company enticed patients to use Medicare-funded home health care they didn't need by giving them grocery gift cards and cash, federal prosecutors say. Dallas Home Health Care owner Viju Mathew and his wife, Mariamma Viju, were sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for the scheme, which even pitched the health services as a way to sign up for free housekeeping.

Emergency

Listen to this Story Dialysis sustains millions of Americans who might otherwise suffer kidney failure. However, not every instance of someone going in for dialysis treatment should require transport via an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance. PennLive.com tells...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

Tarnished Reputation?

A Pennsylvania lab is distancing itself from its former CEO--a Medicare fraudster--as it expands its Medicare-backed services to COVID-19 testing. (No company wants to be associated with their rotten apples.) MHS Labs in Monroeville received state and federal approval to begin COVID-19 testing despite...

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