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Health Care Fraud

Get a Gynecologist to Do Your Facelift: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Arkady Bukh | Posted 05.09.2016 | Crime
Arkady Bukh

Do you want your gynecologist to give you a facelift? If you're not paying attention, that just may be what happens. Plastic surgeons, generally, ar...

Commonly Encountered Federal Business Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Violating a federal fraud statute easily becomes a personal and business disaster. This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview o...

Medicare Claims Database Finally Public

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.

This Could Be A Really Big Problem For Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Kelsey Miller | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

This KHN story was produced in collaboration with Government Computer News As states are setting up their online health insurance marketplaces, off...

Nursing Homes Pursue Profit With Tragic Outcomes: Report

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...

Government Makes $30 Billion From Drug Fraud Cases

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Drug companies paid $30.2 billion to settle 239 cases of alleged fraud against government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid between 1991...

Anna Sanders

Prosecutors Accuse Man Of $30 Million Fraud, Seize Lamborghini

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A New York man charged with running a health care fraud scam from his upscale Manhattan apartment was released on a $2 million bond ...

Analytics is the RX for $250 Billion in Fraudulent Health Care Costs

Neil Isford | Posted 09.16.2012 | Technology
Neil Isford

It's a staggering amount to think about: Health care fraud costs the economy about $250 billion every year, according to the FBI.

Lab Company Offered Discounts To Pass On Costs To Medicare

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company serving nur...

Jeffrey Young

$375 Million Health Care Fraud Suspect Gave Cash To Tea Party Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

If Texas physician Jacques Roy turns out to be guilty of charges he conspired to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of almost $375 million, we'll know wher...

Jeffrey Young

Jacques Roy and His Cohorts Stole $375 Million from Taxpayers, Government Alleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Federal authorities arrested a Texas physician and six others today on charges they bilked Medicare and Medicaid of $375 million from 2006 until last ...

LA's Shameful Health Care Fraud Cases

| Christina Jewett | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett The federal government is on track to prosecute nearly twice as many health care f...

Busted: A Fugitive Fraudster Husband

Abigail Pesta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Pesta

What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.

Who Is Responsible For Health Care Fraud?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The cynic in me tells me that corporate profits and CEO pay would increase. However, we do need to protect our patients from unnecessary testing and surgery that detracts from the high ethical standards of the medical professional.

Extremist Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Morally Repugnant Stance on Health Care

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Whether it's a political stunt or the act of an extremist ideologue, Rick Scott is hurting real Floridians in concrete ways by bucking the health care law, including millions of people with private health insurance or Medicare benefits.

Wanna Save 54 Billion Dollars? Crime on the Health Care Front

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

While politicians are busy declaring success in health care reform I just gotta ask -- what about the Medicare and Medicaid fraud that cost us a collective $54 billion last year?

Sebelius Pledges To Fight Health Care Fraud

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Saying she'd be a tough enforcer, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Health and Human Services Department on Tuesday called for a crackdown o...