Monday, January 24, 2022

Rolling Away with Fraud

The durable medical equipment industry is rife with power wheelchair fraud. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have seen an increase of nearly 450 percent in spending over the past four years. (All of that cannot possibly be legit.) Today’s “Fraud...

Funny Business

It’s one thing to cause taxpayers to pay for services not covered by Medicare; it’s entirely something else for medical providers to visit homebound patients just so they can bill the government for medically unnecessary services. (That’s just wrong.)Today’s “Fraud of the Day” article...

One Way or Another

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lists 2,235 forms and publications. (It’s no wonder that the tax season is dreaded by so many. With that number of forms available, how in the heck do you know which one to use?) Perhaps this is why it...

Not Above the Law

Even beauty queens and media commentators are not spared the penalty for defrauding government programs. Karyn Turk, a media commentator and former Mrs. Florida 2016, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Social Security fraud and was sentenced by a U.S. magistrate in Florida...

Hands-Off

It would be prudent for doctors to make sure that their billing staff kept detailed patient records, particularly when submitting claims to Medicare. A Houston doctor may have put too much trust into his staff's abilities when he signed off on unnecessary tests for...

Dialing for Medicare Dollars

Telemarketing calls can be highly annoying, especially when the phone rings during dinner. An article in The Chicago Business Journal tells about the owner of a telemarketing company, who may have annoyed one person too many and got into trouble for dialing for Medicare...

A Little Adds Up

Listen to this Story Some people can't resist temptation. For the owners of a Lithonia, Ga., a trucking company, their fatal temptation was the very receipts their successful business received. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that between 2005 and...
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