Monday, March 8, 2021

Dental Hero Turns Sour

Denver “Dickie” Tackett, who has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, and is considered something of a saint in his hometown of McDowell, Kentucky has been convicted of Medicaid fraud. This was surprising to some of his patients who saw him as local...

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...

Is There a Fraudster Under the Bed?

For every child who fears going to sleep because of a monster under the bed, there's likely a parent shining a flashlight to scare it away. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently shined a light...

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...

Wigging Out

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service has specific parameters that retail stores must meet to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In general, an approved retail establishment must sell food for home preparation and consumption, meeting specific criteria. Although...

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...

Oh SNAP

Recent data states that more than 46 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and more than 8 million people receive benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Both programs are intended to support economically...

Multi-Agency Success

Some problems are better solved in teams. For example, if you've seen some crime shows, you know that law enforcement agencies find teamwork a necessary method to crime solving. Combining multiple minds and perspectives, as well as different connections and processes, create the perfect...

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...

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...
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