Thursday, December 1, 2022

Crossing the Line

A number of former officers and employees of Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) of Springfield, Missouri, as well as several former Arkansas politicians are being prosecuted in separate criminal cases for multiple fraud and bribery-related offenses, including violations of the Arkansas and federal False Claims...

Filling the Gap

Telehealth allowed the healthcare industry to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. When many were opposed to venturing out to the doctor, telehealth filled the gap and provided a way for individuals to receive necessary medical and mental health services. The door was also...

Disabling Disability Fraud

Being disabled makes it very difficult to hold a job and earn a paycheck. That’s where Social Security disability insurance comes in to save the day. This government program provides benefits to disabled workers when they can no longer work due to their disability....

A Complicated Relationship

A Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a Social Security and bankruptcy fraud scheme. Carol Dille pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of bankruptcy fraud. She was sentenced to two years in federal prison without...

Business Partners in Crime

The role of a psychiatrist is to diagnose and help treat mental disorders, often through the usage of prescription medication. Unfortunately, there are some bad apples who misuse their access to controlled substances to defraud patients and the healthcare system. A psychiatrist and his business...

Not Dad of the Year

Parenthood is often described as a transcendent experience that makes parents want to set the best example for their children. While this may typically be the case, one Missouri man used his children to carry out a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme. Michael Kheop of...

Fast Track to Prison

One of the most fraudulent uses of food stamps is selling them in exchange for cash or other unapproved items. A recent Missouri case focuses on two individuals selling methamphetamine (definitely an unapproved item) in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Co-defendants Melanie...

Drug-dealing Doctor

A Missouri doctor will serve two years in federal prison and a nurse practitioner has been fined in a Medicaid and Medicare scam that involved providing opioid prescriptions to patients without an exam. (Sounds like he was more of a drug dealer than a...

Bon Voyage

Home healthcare is a great alternative for individuals who want to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Not only does it enable recipients to maintain their independence, but it’s also less expensive than skilled nursing facilities. (In other words, home healthcare saves tax...

Fraud is a Huge Gamble

Six home healthcare workers and patients were charged with making false statements to Medicaid regarding home healthcare services that were neither received nor provided. All of the Indictments involve allegations that the defendants made false statements in Medicaid timesheets that certain patients and workers provided or received personal care services when, in reality, the patients or workers were actually somewhere else.
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