Saturday, May 21, 2022

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...

Healthcare Fraud Boom

It’s no secret that healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Instead of turning to assisted living facilities or nursing homes, many individuals are now relying on home healthcare services to keep costs lower. The U.S. National Library of Medicine reports that as of this year, individuals...

That’s Not What I Was Prescribed

The American justice system does not discriminate based on age. If you commit fraud, they'll prosecute you whether you’re straight out of high school or going through a midlife crisis. The latter may be the case for Jennifer Caloia, age 57, who was sentenced...

Not a Coincidence

A judge has ordered a Canyon County man to complete three years of probation as part of his sentence for stealing approximately $13,000 in Medicaid payments by illegally billing Idaho for medical services regarding an adopted son.

Family Therapy

Family plays an important role in how its members develop emotionally, physically and spiritually, because each individual is impacted by other family members. Sometimes, there is a need to address mental health concerns that affect the family as a whole, including issues such as...

Changing Directions: Headed Straight to Jail 

Two Maryland women have been sentenced after committing Medicaid fraud. Sasha Saunders, 42, and Diane Jordan, 48, were found guilty of billing Medicaid using stolen identities.    Saunders worked as the founder and president of two mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Jordan was the vice president of the same companies – Changing Directions, Inc. and HEAL Inc. (Perhaps the women should have tried...

You’ve Been Warned

Katrina Lynch, 39, of Texas, has been sentenced to serve 50 months in prison for defrauding Virginia Medicaid out of nearly $3 million. (For some Medicaid fraudsters, that’s just pocket change.) Lynch owned a home healthcare service company, A Tender Heart, LLC, where she enrolled...

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...

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...

It’s a Numbers Game

Medicaid fraud is common, and unfortunately more people than you would expect are convicted of participating in such crimes. In March 2022, Courtney Dunlap of Burlington, Conn., was sentenced to 57 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding the...

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