Monday, March 8, 2021

Recycling Patients

There's no doubt that recycling is good for the environment. It helps to reduce trash that fills landfills, uses old stuff to make new stuff, and saves money, natural resources and energy. A nurse mentioned in a Home Health Care News article took recycling...

Freewheeling Fraud

Today's fraud offers a lesson for all the soon-to-be high school and college graduates: Carefully choose your opportunities to prove your worth in the workplace. (In plain language: Don't let a bad boss turn you into a fraudster.) The Standard-Examiner reports that the owner...

Go Big…And Then Go To Prison

Some people just can never have enough. According to a press release recently issued by the Department of Justice, a high-profile businessman in Tampa was caught leading a group of conspirators through a multi-million dollar scam to defraud Medicare of more than $12 million,...

Mental Mistake

Medicare pays for designated costs related to both inpatient and outpatient mental health services. (This is pretty important to beneficiaries who have a mental health condition that needs to be treated.) An article posted on Local10.com tells how the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of...

Bit Player

Success stories usually begin with someone having a small role in a project that becomes big. For instance, movie stars are sometimes discovered while playing a tiny part in a commercial then become the star of a major motion picture. An article published in...

Summer Job

When most students think about getting a summer job, thoughts usually turn to working at a restaurant, lifeguarding or working at the local mall – not scamming the government. An article in The Glendale News-Press tells about foreign students visiting the United States on...

Couldn’t Help It

Whether a cookie jar on the counter tempts us with its fresh baked delicacies or a great sale tricks us into buying more than we need at the local mall, indulgence can often get the best of us. (It was so tempting I just...

Unhappily Ever After

Everyone likes a good fairytale. There's always a tragedy of some sort and a struggle between good and evil. Just when it looks like the bad guy might prevail, a hero or heroine overcomes the injustice done to them and the evildoer...

Fame and Fortune

Some people head to Hollywood seeking fame and/or fortune. As reported by the Beverly Press, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' subject set up shop in West Hollywood with the intent to seek fortune through a scheme that bilked Medicare of $1.5 million. (I...

The Beginning of the End

Hospice provides comprehensive, professional medical care to patients who are facing a terminal illness. The service is intended to provide comfort to people facing the end of their lives, not serve as a conduit for defrauding the government. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that...

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