Friday, August 12, 2022

A Losing Hand

Latisha Harron of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been sentenced after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Harron admitted to conspiring with her husband to defraud the North...

Family Cover Up

Sometimes family members will cover for each other to prevent a loved one from getting into trouble. A father, mother and son used their family ties to abuse the Vermont Medicaid Children's Personal Care Services Program (PCS). They stole more than $100,000 from the...

The Fruits of Fraud

The term ''fruits of labor'' refers to the results of hard work that yields benefits. For example, farmers toil long hours by tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering their plants and preventing pestilence from overtaking their crops. Their hard work and effort usually pays...

Not So Happy Family

Wali Muhammad, 46, of Connecticut has been sentenced for Medicaid Fraud. Between 2010 and 2019, he owned and operated Happy Family Clinical Services LLC, a mental health and social services agency located in New Haven since 2014. (I’m guessing his family is not so...

No Vacancy – Just Empty Rooms

Bethel, Alaska is not a very large community. However, with a population of around the mid-6,000s, it is actually the largest community in western Alaska, as well as the 9th largest in the entire state. Unfortunately, that status did not necessarily help the financial...

The Apple Doesn’t Fall far From the Tree

Listen to this Story</strong? Although some people sarcastically refer to Medicaid recipients as ''rich,'' it doesn't describe the typical government beneficiary. However, WKYC-TV reports that two women in the greater Cleveland area used state Medicaid programs for extensive personal enrichment....

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...

Got Any Cash?

A Pikeville, Ky., man was sentenced to serve a lengthy 125 months in prison after being convicted in late 2021 of wire fraud and health care fraud. Eugene Sisco, III, 36, operated several medication assisted treatment (MAT) clinics in various counties across the state,...

At Others’ Expense

Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) plays a big role in keeping millions of Americans healthy. Without this vital service, many patients would not be able to receive a ride to their medical providers for care. A couple who operated a transportation company out of Binghamton,...

The Honeymoon’s Over

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County woman for marrying a patient she was caring for, which would make her ineligible to be paid by the Medicaid program, and continuing to provide care.

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