Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Diagnosis: Fraud

We rely on doctors to correctly diagnose our ailments and prescribe the right treatment to cure our maladies. An article published on WXYZ.com tells the story of a Detroit-area physician who fraudulently billed Medicare for $35 million in services. The services were actually performed,...

Right under Your Nose

If something is said to be ''right under your nose,'' it means that you are very close. An article reported on WOODTV.com reported that two fraudsters in Michigan committed welfare fraud while employed by the Michigan Department of Human Services. (I guess they were...

Wooed by Fraud

When it comes to Medicare fraud, an illegal scheme usually begins with the need for qualified beneficiaries. There are a variety of methods for wooing Medicare beneficiaries to participate, and as a Department of Justice press release states, one Detroit doctor chose to...

Left Holding the Bag

What would you do with $14.9 million? Would you buy a mansion on a lake, take a trip around the world and stay at every five-star hotel you could find, or would you put this small fortune in the bank and watch it...

House Call

Back in the early to mid-20th century, house calls by doctors were considered a common practice, especially in rural areas. Today, house calls are usually reserved for those who are unable to get to the doctor's office and are performed by home health...

Lightening Can Strike Twice

According to Argonne National Laboratory, the chance of being struck by lightning once is about 1 in 600,000. The probability of being stuck twice is about 1 in 360,000,000,000. (Provided you survive the first strike.) In the world of identity fraud, once your...

Taking Down Fraud

The Medicare Strike Force doesn't put up with fraud and strives to prevent criminals from bilking the government program of billions of dollars from dishonest charges. They've been pretty successful with their efforts – especially in the Detroit area, where more than 164...

Expecting Fraud

The average life expectancy in the United States is on the rise. As the population ages, additional assistance is needed for those who can no longer manage their lives independently, or just want to get out of the house for some mental and...

Juggling Deception

Jugglers are amazingly adept at keeping a variety of objects up in the air, all at the same time. It takes a great deal of skill, concentration and good eye and hand coordination to keep balls, bowling pins, swords, or flaming items moving...

Cashing in on Kids

If you are a parent that requires supervision for your child during the day, you want a program that ensures your child is well cared for in a safe and healthy educational environment by qualified child care staff. As a discerning parent, you know...
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