Sunday, March 26, 2023

Leave Gramma Out Of It

Who funds Tricare, a much-needed health insurance program provided to active duty and retired military personnel and their family members? We do. Tricare is federal program provided by Medicare, therefore funded by the US taxpayer. And pharmacist Sandy Mai Trang Nguyen stole $11 million...

A Lucrative Opportunity

New data in a recent analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General shows that Medicare spending on testing for the COVID-19 virus continues to increase in 2022. In fact, as of October 31, 2022, Medicare has spent as...

The Real Cost Behind a $50 Gift Card

It’s not always easy to get patients to comply in assisting with medical fraud. It took some creative thinking by Doctor Sekhar Rao to entice patients in his Medicare scheme, but gift cards seemed to do the trick in aiding him in filing roughly...

In a Fraudster’s DNA

Daniel Hurt was all about DNA. He owned several clinical laboratories in Florida that conducted or arranged for a variety of medical tests based on DNA science. He lived extravagantly with his earnings from his DNA test enterprises. He even owned a luxury watercraft...

Compromised

Fraud is not new. The first registered case of fraud can be found in 3000 BC when Greek sea merchant Hegestratos took an insurance policy against his ship and cargo and purposely sunk it to collect off his loss. Let it be noted, that...

The Copay

On October 19, 2022, Alexander Istomin pleaded guilty to a Medicare scheme that he could not have done without the cooperation of his patients. Istomin was a registered nurse and nurse practitioner who fraudulently billed commercial health insurers and Medicare nearly $4.4 million for...

Motion Denied

Bill Joe Taylor liked to do everything on his own it seems. He owned his own company consisting of multiple diagnostic laboratories and he apparently developed his own multimillion dollar health care scheme. And to top it off, he tried to be his own...

Fraud Pharmacy

Michael Murphy was the owner of Cure Pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida, a bona fide neighborhood store for locals to get prescriptions filled and to buy over-the-counter medications and health supplies. However, Cure Pharmacy was apparently not a normal business and Murphy invested in this...

What Witness?

On October 14, 2022, Louise Age, Jr was sentenced to multiple life sentences for a murder for hire. The victim? The witness being used by the Feds in the Medicare fraud case against Age, Jr held in 2013. In 2012, Milton Womack, employee of South...

Trust

Roger Staubach said, “If you don’t have trust inside your company, then you can’t transfer it to your customers.” But with Dr. Kenneth Mitchel, there should be little trust in him left by his business partner and even less from the U.S. Medicare Program,...

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