Saturday, May 21, 2022

More Than a Dime a Dozen

The idiom ''A Dime a Dozen'' refers to something that is easy to come by or common. It could also refer to the price of a dozen eggs way back in the 19th century, but today's reference for the expression points to one bad...

Brace Yourself

Most fraudsters are lazy, but opportunistic at the same time. You can be sure that they will do their best to make as much money as possible without much effort. The story behind a Wellington, Fl., internist turned fraudster doesn’t fit this typical description....

Complex Situation

A typical workers’ compensation fraud case either involves a worker who fakes an injury to receive benefits, an employee who double dips by working another job while collecting benefits, or an employer who fails to pay insurance premiums. Today’s case involves a Vero Beach, Florida man...

Getting Your Head Examined

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) diagnose and treat people, who have mental illness or substance abuse issues. These programs are not classified as inpatient or outpatient services, but something in-between. Patients usually live at home but can commute to a hospital or medical...

Pandemic Pie

Ever had a craving for pie? Perhaps apple pie a la mode or pumpkin pie with whipped cream sounds delicious to you at this time of the year. There’s a relatively new flavor of pie that has gained the attention of many unscrupulous individuals...

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Telehealth has become a very important and viable way for patients to receive medical care and advice, especially in light of the current global pandemic. (And, as you might guess, where there’s a new technology that helps to provide service to government beneficiaries, there’s...

No Winners

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

COVID Feature: Poor Little Rich Boy

Miami is typically known for its beaches and all-night parties. Unfortunately, it’s getting a new reputation for being home to fraudsters looking to exploit loans intended for those financially suffering due to COVID-19. David Tyler Hines of Miami, Fl., is charged with bank fraud for...

Breathe a Little Easier     

The global effort to help fight COVID-19 spurred the development of human ingenuity and compassion for people who were critically ill. Scientists, companies, and even ordinary people contributed in different ways by making medical ventilators as quickly as possible to treat patients around the...

Dr. Fraud

Sadly, it is not uncommon for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to be the perpetrators responsible for fraudulently billing Medicare for hundreds of millions of dollars each year. (So much for the Hippocratic Oath.) Dr. Michael J Ligotti of Delray Beach, Fl., was...
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