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The state of Kentucky's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse aims to protect Medicaid patients who are in nursing homes, being treated in Medicaid facilities or receiving personal care in their own homes from patient abuse, neglect and exploitation. One of the most important...

Bittersweet

Public assistance funds are meant for the needy. An article published in the Indy Star follows a woman who submitted fake applications for Medicaid benefits like coins in a bubblegum machine and ended up unlawfully receiving more than $720,000 as a result of her...

Hiding Fraud

Straw ownership involves someone who appears to legally own property, but does so on behalf of the actual owner, who does not want to be recognized. This practice is generally legal, however, it can used for illegal purposes, including concealing assets from the...

Benched

According to Medicaid.gov, the government health benefits program is the largest payer when it comes to mental health services in the United States. (And as you know, where there's a large pot of money, there's usually a fraudster or two plotting to make it...

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

Bad Habits Die Hard

Drug and alcohol counselors offer treatment and support to patients who have substance abuse dependencies. Their goal is to help people to overcome addictions and thrive through a sober lifestyle. Although one drug and alcohol counselor in Oklahoma was licensed to...

Healthy Habits

It's great to practice healthy habits – eat well, exercise and lead a happy lifestyle. If only it were that easy to achieve balance in those three aspects of life. For some, happiness doesn't come from eating well and exercising; rather, it comes from...

Lagging Behind

Sometimes people with incomes below the federal poverty level need a little extra help to catch up to those who have more resources. In 1965, the federal government launched the Head Start program, which was intended to support children under the age of...

The Grim Fraudster

A coroner is a public officer who confirms and certifies the death of individuals. They examine the body of the deceased to determine if a death has occurred by unnatural causes, helping police to determine if a crime has been committed. An...

More Than Just a Toothache

Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist. (That's why sedation dentistry is so popular.) It's not because they don't like their dentist, it's just that anything involving drills, needles and pain are not on top of anyone's bucket list. An article in...

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