Saturday, December 10, 2022

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,...

Common Denominator

What does Durable Medical Equipment (the equipment ordered by a health care provider for the patients everyday use such as oxygen equipment, wheelchairs and crutches) and Genetic Testing (a medical test that determines a genetic condition or disorder) have in common? In this case?...

Portable Fraud

O’Lear was the president of Portable Radiology Services, a company that supposedly provided portable X-ray services to individuals residing in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. But the reality of it was that O’Lear only provided portable fraud. From 2013 through 2017,...

Contract Work

The risk of Covid-19 during the pandemic made it unsafe for non-Covid 19 medical care, thus the invention of telemedicine care. Doctors worked from home meeting patients on line to administer medical care. But like so many other Covid-19 programs and newly formed businesses...

Only A Drop Of Blood

Arrayit Corporation falsely claimed to have invented a technology to test for any disease using a drop of blood. Wait! A Silicon Valley executive who prosecutors said lied to investors about inventing technology? Again? Yes. Again. But different fraudster and this one involves taxpayers’...

The White Lab Coat

Often seen as a symbol of authority and professionalism, the white lab coat frequently is conferred on new students during a ceremony held at the very beginning of medical school. The tradition began in the late 1800s, when trained surgeons, followed by physicians not too...

How Fraud Harms the Patient

Jean Skiera didn’t question anything when she got a phone call this past spring that medical equipment was on its way for her husband, Ron, a patient recovering from multiple surgeries. After all, she believed her husband’s doctor knew what was best. Both had...

Thirteen Years

Naomi Moore was the owner of two Houston based businesses, Friend’s Place and Metro Health Services, that were both advertised as home health care service businesses. But after thirteen years of receiving and reimbursing invoices from Moore, the Department of Health and Human Services...

Brace Yourself

Every year, numbers show that the lion’s share of False Claims Act settlements and judgements involve healthcare fraud. One big factor to the high quantity of healthcare fraud settlements would be because of the skilled and aggressive efforts of the DOJ fraud enforcement agencies...

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