Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Abuse of Position

Occasionally acts of fraud are committed by people in positions of power or authority. (Sometimes, those we trust can hurt us the most.) An article published in the Examiner details the story of a licensed physician who took advantage of his position to fraudulently...

Neglected Because of Fraud

The Illinois Department of Human Services Home Services Program provides services to disabled beneficiaries so they can remain in their own homes, while living as independently as possible. The News-Democrat reports on an Illinois woman, who received Medicaid funds while caring for a...

The Stigma of Fraud

People who struggle with mental health issues not only have to deal with the symptoms and disabilities that come along with the diagnosis, but also with the stigma that is placed upon them by society. Even though there are a wide variety of...

Culture Shock or Shocking Fraud?

Listen to this Story The United States is far from alone in having government benefits programs, but immigrants must still navigate different customs and procedures here than in the countries of their previous residences. Inadvertent mistakes happen. So does...

What’s Behind the Motivation?

Many professional caregivers provide invaluable support to people with disabilities and illnesses that could not otherwise care for themselves. Generally, people who work in that field do so because of a desire to help others, in addition to pursuing a career and earning a...

Second Chances

Sometimes people make mistakes and are offered a chance at doing things right the second time around. (Everyone needs a ''do-over'' at some point in life, but not every action demands a ''do-over.'') An article published by The Orlando Sentinel tells about a Florida...

I’m Having a Fraud Attack

Would you know what to do if someone exclaimed? ''I'm having a heart attack?'? My guess is that you are not a cardiologist, so your knowledge of treatment past calling 9-1-1 and providing CPR would probably be limited. According to a NorthJersey.com article, one...

Glorified Taxi Service

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, fraudulent ambulance services cost the agency $350 million each year. While these benefits programs will pay for non-emergency ambulance transportation for qualified beneficiaries that have a written order from their doctor vouching that it is...

Abusing Trust

Many parents rely on after school programs to keep their kids occupied and safe until they can be picked up after work. Whether provided at school or in a local community center, parents usually pay a fee and trust that their children will be...

Have a Heart

When you hear the words, ''have a heart,'' it usually refers to expressing care and compassion for those less fortunate. Cardiologists are doctors who ''have a heart'' for those with heart ailments and strive to repair cardiac issues so patients can hopefully live...

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