Sunday, October 20, 2019

Pruned

Individuals who work in the landscaping business have lots of opportunities to injure themselves while on-the-job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that landscaping is one of the highest hazard industries with a fatality rate of 25.1 per 100,000 workers. (The...

Self-directed Fraud

When an on-the-job injury occurs that warrants workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker is required to visit a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor, who is under the direction of a medical doctor, to participate in a rehabilitation plan that will get them back to...

Fraud Pyramid

Just as pyramids are wide at the bottom leading to a point at the top, many fraudulent schemes start with a broad base of criminal supporters and lead up to a mastermind. Such is the case for today’s “Fraud of the Day,” where 30...

Fraud Conductor

In 2016, Medicaid paid out $26 million for individuals who were deceased, just in one state alone. The federal-state insurance program, which serves the nation 's most underprivileged citizens, has similar problems in other states as well. A Texas physician jumped on the fraud...

Diet of Greed

There are so many diets available that it 's hard to determine which one might work the best. Some are low carb, high protein, raw food, or vegetarian in nature. An Arkansas woman signed herself up for a diet of greed and stole more...

Unpleasant Check-up

There are a lot of folks who really don't like going to the dentist for regular check-ups. In an ironic twist, dentists from 21 pediatric dental practices in Texas and their dental management firm got an unpleasant check-up from the government that cost them...

License to Defraud

A medical license is a pretty important piece of paper that allows a physician to legally practice medicine. According to an article in Insurance Journal, the owner of a Houston health clinic used foreign medical students without medical licenses to treat injured patients and...

Tattle Tale

Children are famous for tattling. While the behavior can be very annoying to parents or anyone within earshot, it does show that the child is able to distinguish right from wrong and wants justice. (This is a good thing.)An article in the Burlington Free...

Not Quite Right

If a doctor's practice, home health care company or medical supply company has to pay a recruiter to bring in patients, then you can be sure that something is not quite right. (You can almost bet that Medicare or Medicaid fraud is going on.)...

Driving Away with Fraud

Medicaid beneficiaries are eligible to receive rides to and from the doctor's office, hospital or another medical office if their non-emergency care is approved by the government health insurance program. (This is a great benefit for those qualified beneficiaries who have a physical or...
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