Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Perfect Pair

A Calvert City, Ky., couple has been convicted of defrauding the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, out of nearly $8,000. Melissa Dufay, 51, and her husband Ray Dufay, 54, defrauded the government healthcare program for more than a year. (I guess...

Follow the Rules!

It’s not uncommon for healthcare providers to get caught not following healthcare laws regulating prescription medications and billing to Medicaid and Medicare. And when they do, the penalties are often steep. An Ashland, K.Y., physician learned this the hard way after settling civil claims...

Lower Than the Lowest Fraudster

Abuse of government healthcare beneficiaries is beyond despicable, particularly when the victims are vulnerable adults who are unable to defend themselves, remove themselves from the facility in which the abuse is happening, or even report it. Unfortunately, those circumstances apparently provided a perfect opportunity...

Common Denominator

What does Durable Medical Equipment (the equipment ordered by a health care provider for the patients everyday use such as oxygen equipment, wheelchairs and crutches) and Genetic Testing (a medical test that determines a genetic condition or disorder) have in common? In this case?...

Trust Issues

When running any type of business, it is important to hire employees that you trust. You certainly wouldn't want to employ anyone that would damage your corporate image or mishandle company resources for personal benefit. Lex18.com reports on a Nicholasville daycare center that regrettably...

Feeling the Pain of Fraud

It 's very important to monitor a patient during and after surgery. From the time that patients are put under anesthesia and wake up post-surgery, they need to be monitored. A Georgia doctor, who was responsible for performing surgical monitoring services billed multiple federal...

Daycare, Who Cares?

Did you ever send your children to daycare? Were you apprehensive about the process? Putting your children in the hands of another person can certainly create some anxiety. According to a Courier-Journal article, some parents may be thinking twice about daycare now that one...

What a Character

It has been said that a person's character is determined by the choices made when no one is looking. It's also important to remember that choices have consequences, which impact others. The website NOLA.com reports on a New Orleans man, who failed to consider...

The Insanity of It All

When a criminal defendant uses an insanity plea, it means they declare they did not understand they were doing something wrong while committing a crime. (That's my non-legal definition.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a woman who claimed an insanity defense...

Commonalities

What do luxury cars, a $3.5 million residence in California and private jets have in common? A press release from the Department of Justice states that a husband and his wife enjoyed all three of these benefits as a result of their fraudulent...
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