Friday, March 5, 2021

Failure to Disclose

'Failure to disclose'' is a legal term that refers to a situation where important information has been omitted when there was an obligation to provide the information. For example, prior to purchasing a house, you might want to know that the foundation has...

Fraud Chasers

The term ambulance chaser refers to an aggressive lawyer who pursues and represents accident victims in personal injury cases. The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News reports on a story about the owners of an ambulance transportation service who chased down a few...

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...

Trickle-down Effect

The term ''trickle-down effect'' is commonly used to describe an economic theory suggesting that tax breaks or government benefits received by businesses or wealthy citizens, will flow through to the needy and eventually improve the economy as a whole. The Advocate reports that government...

Getting What Is Deserved

Hospice services are intended to help a person who has a terminal illness be more comfortable in their final days. During this difficult time as families plan for the death of their loved one, they rely upon hospice to help negotiate the inevitable. A...

Promises, Promises

It is common for deceptive medical professionals to offer treatments or cures to Medicaid or Medicare patients, then bill the government insurance programs for services that were not medically necessary or not provided. A former Philadelphia-area podiatrist, who took a Hippocratic Oath promising to...

At Home with Fraud

To say that someone is "at home" with doing something means that they are comfortable with their actions. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" covers four New Orleans doctors and two others who worked for a home health care company. They were "at home"...

Hiding in Plain Sight

Criminals who commit fraud are adept at hiding it in plain sight. Today 's fraudster and her son hid their fraudulent actions behind her high-profile position as owner of a respected home health care company and founder of a related charity. (Sometimes the bigger...

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...

Old-fashioned Idea, Newfangled Fraud

Physician house calls are an old-fashioned idea, but Medicare has turned to them to help the government health care program save money in the 21st century. While a key study shows that home health care has saved 17 percent in health care spending by...

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