Sunday, March 7, 2021

A Little Here, A Little There

Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States with nearly 12 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments. (These individuals had either a mental disorder, a substance abuse problem, or both.) Another shocking statistic from the U.S. Surgeon General claims that...

False Labor

False labor during a pregnancy can feel like a true contraction and tricks many mothers into thinking their baby is about to arrive. A Carolina Beach, North Carolina woman is the focus of today’s fraud article because she committed Medicaid Fraud while trying to trick at...

The Higher They Are, The Harder They Fall

Fraud can occur at all levels of an organization, but today’s case involving Medicaid fraud started at the top, went sideways, then worked its way down involving several unscrupulous individuals. The former president of a health practice in Greenville, North Carolina conspired with another...

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Speech-Language Pathologists, who are also called speech therapists, work with children and adults to prevent communication and swallowing disorders. (Reasons for treatment can include stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson’s disease, a cleft palate, or autism.) While speech therapists help their patients...

Peace of Mind

It is estimated that 65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the United States. These Americans have to balance the demands of work, home, kids and caring for a loved one who needs assistance....

Just Trying to Help Out

Two Winston-Salem men were convicted this week on federal charges that they committed more than $1 million in health care fraud through a company they started in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bad Things that Happen in Parking Lots

Christine Hicks Thomas, 62, of Murfreesboro, faces up to five years in prison as well as $25,000 in fines and three years of supervised release. As part of her plea agreement, she has agreed “to surrender her nursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for health care services, and to be permanently excluded from Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

Not A Good Idea

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina says 46-year-old Shephard Lee Spruill II of Winterville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and perjury.

Lurking Fraudsters

It’s back to school time and as children return to the classroom, it’s important to stay mindful of fraudsters who may be lurking around looking for a way to steal your child’s identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2016, 15,496 identity theft...

What a Pile of Scrap

Fraudsters are always coming up with new and innovative ways to carry out their crimes, however, today's "Fraud of the Day" shines the spotlight on a North Carolina businessman who used a simple and oft used technique to hide his fraudulent acts. He thought...
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