Sunday, February 5, 2023

Bad Apple in the Big Apple

As reported in the New York Daily News, today's tale is of a New Yorker who admitted to a long-term fraud against the Social Security Administration (SSA) over disability benefits. The New Yorker retired because of a shoulder injury after a 12-year career, but then...

Mail Fail

There are still many letter carriers who must deliver mail house-to-house on foot, so it's not hard to believe that one could get injured while making the appointed rounds. But a recent Cleveland.com report exposes one former postal worker, who now must shoulder a...

Government Gets Real with Refund Fraudster

Here's a clear message from the U.S. government to would-be thieves that exploiting honest, taxpaying Americans to drain the U.S. Treasury of their income tax refund money will not be tolerated. A news release published by the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a...

Glorified Taxi Service

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, fraudulent ambulance services cost the agency $350 million each year. While these benefits programs will pay for non-emergency ambulance transportation for qualified beneficiaries that have a written order from their doctor vouching that it is...

Medical Maniacs

A Southern California medical practice's conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal, by billing the health benefits programs for false anti-psychotics prescriptions multiple times, has history-making impudence, according to a January report by Healthcare Finance News. The report details an investigation – dubbed ''Operation Psych...

Decoding Fraud

In times of conflict, a cryptologist's services are highly coveted. People who are able to decode a variety of communications including digital signals or foreign languages are almost always in high demand by the military or intelligence agencies. However, because of the nature of...

Wheels of Fortune

You've seen the ads on TV: motor-powered wheelchairs that can restore mobility for those who can't walk without assistance, or at all. (Considered equipment that Medicare covers only when they are deemed medically necessary by a physician.) Perhaps one California pair decided they did...

Shame on Me

WZZM13, a Michigan ABC affiliate, recently reported on a $1 million healthcare scam involving a physician's assistant, who was caught not only receiving illegal referral kickbacks, but also prescribing drugs to his own romantic partners, to patients with whom he shared the drugs and...

A Different Kind of Washington Cartel

Most of us can agree that there's little worse than stealing from children. Unfortunately, kids are an easy target, and especially those whom have been in trouble with the law. The Washington Post has the story of an employee at the D.C. Department of...

Balancing the Scales

It's no fun to be dizzy—whether the condition is caused by a virus, standing up too quickly or amusement park rides—dizziness causes nausea and no one likes to feel sick and unbalanced. An article in the Houston Chronicle tells about a doctor who used...
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