Monday, July 6, 2020

From Community Support to Community Service

Billing the government for services you claim to have provided in the middle of the night is probably going to raise a few red flags. That's exactly how the Vermont Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit caught a Rutland man attempting to defraud Medicaid,...

Pulling a Fast One

Listen to this Story Many foreign workers come to the United States through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to sponsor qualified workers from other countries who can provide specialized expertise in a particular area such as accounting, computer...

Everything (including conspiracy) is Bigger in Texas

Listen to this Story Getting injured on the job is something that can happen to anyone who is required to perform physical labor. (Companies pay into workers' compensation insurance programs to protect the viability of their business as well...

Personal Referrals

Listen to this Story Personal referrals are important when looking for a doctor. (It's pretty common to poll friends and relatives for physician recommendations. After all, you definitely want the best doctor to treat your particular medical condition.) Medical...

Walking Down the Aisle for the Wrong Reason

There are many reasons to get married, but using it as a means to gain U.S. citizenship is definitely a bad reason to walk down the aisle. A story published in The Dallas Morning News follows a family scheme headed up by a mother...

Sending a Clear Message

Sometimes it's difficult to communicate a message in a way that it can be fully understood by the recipient. (Many people worry that they'll hurt others' feelings when trying to get their message across.) Other times, that's not the case. A story published in...

Not Always Greener on the Other Side

From the beginning of time, history shows that there have always been people who want what they don't have. Whether world explorers were seeking a better trade route or riches from different locations around the globe or kingdoms wanted to expand through the acquisition...

Death Sentence

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured mental health programs that provide outpatient services in lieu of inpatient psychiatric care. Medicare covers PHP services when provided through a hospital outpatient department or a community health center. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a Federal Bureau...

Sticky Situation

For people who have bad backs, electric nerve stimulators can do wonders for a fairly low price. (Back surgery costs quite a bit more and doesn't always guarantee relief.) An article published in the Austin Business Journal tells how the owner of a Texas...

Sole Responsibility

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues an annual list called the ''Dirty Dozen,'' which details the top 12 tax scams that taxpayers need to know about. The agency's goal is to educate and prevent honest taxpayers from falling victim to any of these illegal...
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