Friday, March 5, 2021

Greedy Gastroenterologist

The average U.S. per capita income in 2016 was $57,617 according to the Census; meanwhile, gastroenterologists earned an average of $380,000, per the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2016. Greed is a powerful thing, driving a Texas physician—who presumably earned better than six times a...

Brace Yourself

Medical equipment supply companies depend on doctor referrals for a steady stream of business. Today, we take a look at the former CEO of a Brentwood, Tennessee-based pain management clinic who provided many referrals to the head of a local medical supply company in exchange...

Genetic Testing Gone Bad

A Pennsylvania lab owner is pleading guilty to charges around a Medicare fraud scheme that yielded approximately $60 million in reimbursements to his labs in less than a year. Ravitej Reddy paid out-of-state marketing companies to convince thousands of Medicare patients to submit samples...

The Nerve of Them

Fraudsters have some nerve to think that they can steal from government health care programs and get away with it. A Detroit-area doctor and owner of a medical billing company were quite confident in their abilities to steal $28 million from Medicare, but fortunately...

Honesty Makes a Huge Difference

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Cherry Hill Doctor, Son Admit to Medicare Fraud, Authorities Say” published by Cherry Hill Patch. A father and son who are both in the medical field have admitted to their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare by using unqualified people to give physical therapy to Medicare recipients.

On the Run

There are some lists that most people would want to be on. For instance, the Top 10 wealthiest people in the world or the Dean’s list, if you are a university student. Then, there is a list or two that you would not want...

The Facets of Fraud

This article is about a physician who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role in an approximately $19 million Medicare fraud scheme involving three Detroit area providers.

COVID Feature: A Few Bruised Peaches

A woman in Lawrenceville, Ga., stands accused of being a part of a coronavirus scheme involving the elderly. (Not all is peachy in Georgia at the moment.) Ashley Hoobler Parris and other alleged fraudsters are accused of participating in this Medicare scam with the...

Self-licking Ice Cream Cone

Fraud within federal healthcare programs costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually and can put the health and welfare of beneficiaries at risk. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) puts an enormous amount of trust in their medical providers, expecting physicians and other related providers...

What’s Behind Door #1, #2 and #3?

Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a “Merna Parcon,” 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle for their role in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

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