Friday, July 3, 2020

A Mood Killer

I think it's safe to say that we all get a little moody every now and then. Sometimes it's the little things that set us off; and sometimes it's the big things, like Social Security Disability Insurance fraud. Ok, that's one of my triggers....

The Fast Lane

Illegal immigration is a hot topic. It is the backdrop of today's commentary, but it is not what the commentary is about. I focus on fraud. Here's the challenge? once in United States, the undocumented immigrant – like anyone else – needs identification. And,...

Lower the Fraud Boom

Personal care attendants are key to helping the disabled and elderly live as independently as possible. Some of the duties performed include helping patients with personal hygiene, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Medicaid pays to provide such personal care to eligible beneficiaries so they...

Drug-dealing Doctor

A Missouri doctor will serve two years in federal prison and a nurse practitioner has been fined in a Medicaid and Medicare scam that involved providing opioid prescriptions to patients without an exam. (Sounds like he was more of a drug dealer than a...

Waiting for Disaster to Happen

No one with a conscience would ever wish for a natural disaster to happen. However, if you are interested in reaping the benefits of someone else's demise, then you're probably waiting for a natural disaster to happen at any time. (There's always a...

One Big, Hot Mess

A man from Eureka, Missouri was trying to fake it until he could make it. Although he had absolutely no business working in the medical profession, he used bogus nursing credentials to get jobs at three St. Louis area health facilities. When all was...

Stop the Bleeding in Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided millions of Americans an opportunity to get health insurance and has generated positive benefits for insurers, as well. However, the way that people now purchase health care plans – through online health care exchanges – has opened...

The Importance of International Fraud Awareness Week

No one wants to be a victim of fraud, but there's an equally devastating scenario: being the organization responsible for protecting and securing customers' personal data only to have a fraudster compromise it and use it for personal gain. Organizations that take responsibility for others'...

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It

If a shoe doesn't fit, you wouldn't want to wear it. (No one likes to wear shoes that hurt their feet.) Similarly, for people who wear prosthetics, a custom fit is a necessity. An article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch follows the story...

Stopping Payments to the Dead

In today's world of fiscal uncertainty, it's not hard to find a story in the news where an elected official talks about dysfunctional government, increasing taxes or budget cuts. As the saying goes, it seems the only things we can really count on in...
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