Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Speech-Language Pathologists, who are also called speech therapists, work with children and adults to prevent communication and swallowing disorders. (Reasons for treatment can include stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson’s disease, a cleft palate, or autism.) While speech therapists help their patients...

Lurking Fraudsters

It’s back to school time and as children return to the classroom, it’s important to stay mindful of fraudsters who may be lurking around looking for a way to steal your child’s identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2016, 15,496 identity theft...

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....

A Little Here, A Little There

Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States with nearly 12 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments. (These individuals had either a mental disorder, a substance abuse problem, or both.) Another shocking statistic from the U.S. Surgeon General claims that...

What a Pile of Scrap

Fraudsters are always coming up with new and innovative ways to carry out their crimes, however, today's "Fraud of the Day" shines the spotlight on a North Carolina businessman who used a simple and oft used technique to hide his fraudulent acts. He thought...

Two is a Party, 18 is a Crowd Destined for Jail

I am sure you have heard the expression: ''Two is a party; three is a crowd.'? While it may be easier to find seats at a popular restaurant for a party of two on Friday night, a crowd of 18 fraudsters heading to jail...

$2.2 Million in Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Dairy Mart

The local Dairy Mart (sounds like a dangerous hangout) isn't exactly where you would expect to find a major fraud case unfolding, but that's what authorities think was happening, according to a recent report from Channel 5's NewsNet.com. Federal agents arrested four people on...

Head Check

According to an article published in the News & Observer, a North Carolina woman, who ran a counseling business, scammed Medicaid by using patient ID numbers to bill the government benefits program for services that were not needed nor provided. (Did I mention the...

Taking Advantage of Kids

Finding adequate and appropriate daycare is difficult for any parent, including beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to subsidize payments to childcare programs. Once an appropriate childcare provider is found, parents don't usually expect to have the identities of their children stolen, and they...

For Rent

Renting has advantages. For instance, if you rent a house, you are responsible for taking care of the place but, you're not stuck with a mortgage when you move out. When you rent a movie from your cable provider, you get to enjoy a...
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