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Medicare Fraud

Identity Theft: Who Is Targeted And How To Protect Yourself

Brian David Crane | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime
Brian David Crane

In the past six years, identity theft has cost Americans a staggering $112 billion. Just in the last year, the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN), which compiles the millions of complaints of fraud and identity theft received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), reported 490,220 identity fraud complaints - a 3% increase from 2014.

An Overview of Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The Justice Department in a September 7, 2015, memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing," indicated a willingness to fo...

Feds Arrest 243 People For Health Care Fraud

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

By Megan Cassella (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that 243 people have been arrested across the country, charged with s...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Criminal Defendants Have Right To Hire Lawyers With Frozen Assets | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court took up a case Monday concerning whether the government can deny criminal defendants untainted money they need to hire...

Ryan Grim

When Dad Was VP, Jeb Bush Lobbied The Administration For A Medicare Fraudster | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services, while his father was vice president, on behalf of a Miami figure...

How to Protect Your Medicare Card from Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

I just turned 65 and got my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it says I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?

Republicans Cry Fraud

Jim Worth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

The clarion call from Republicans: Fraud! Using fear in promoting selfish and ultimately destructive policies has become the GOP methodology -- the b...

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

How Medicare Fraud And Abuse Are Undermining Americans' Health

A. Barry Rand | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

The PRIME Act is an example of a responsible step that improves care, reduces health care costs and creates real savings for taxpayers -- without cutting benefits. We urge you to support it.

Better Prices on Medical Equipment -- Good for Medicare, Good for Beneficiaries

Joe Baker | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Decades of research consistently demonstrate that Medicare pays too much for medical equipment. The competitive bidding program is a triple win: lower costs for older adults and people with disabilities, the right prices for Medicare and a better deal for American taxpayers.

Is This Million-Dollar Surgery Necessary? Medicare Says Yes

Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty

Taxpayers are forced to pay tens of millions of dollars for a potentially unnecessary cosmetic eyelid surgery covered by Medicare, according to the Ce...

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

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...

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.17.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte and David DonaldThe Center for Public IntegrityThousands of doctors and other medical professionals have steadily billed higher rates ...

Anna Sanders

Prosecutors Accuse Man Of $30 Million Fraud, Seize Lamborghini | 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 ...

A Tale of Three CEOs: Romney, Bain, and a Crooked Executive's Overlooked Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When the story of Duane Reade's Anthony Cuti is put together with the better-known story of Bain's relationship with a Medicare-defrauding lab testing company, it becomes a tale of two criminal CEOs -- and of the presidential candidate who was involved in choosing them both.

Healthcare Hall Of Shame

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett One Southern California man sent recruiters to pressure elderly people into ...

Medicare Spent $36 Million On WHAT?

Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

U.S. fraud investigators are looking into questionable Medicare payments for penis pumps, as spending on the devices has skyrocketed 500 percent over ...

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...

Grandmother Undercover: Busting Medicare Fraud

Posted 03.06.2012 | Fifty

Could home healthcare companies be costing you hundreds and thousands each month? According to ABC News, an estimated 10 percent of the Medicare budge...

Ryan Grim

Jeb Bush Lobbied For Medicare Con Man | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services while his father was vice president on behalf of a hospital execu...

Did A San Francisco Private Equity Firm Swindle Millions From Medicare?

| Posted 03.07.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung A national for-profit hospice care company partially owned by a San Fran...

Shell Games: Phantom Firms Bleed Millions From Medicare | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

MIAMI/ATLANTA (Reuters) - By the time authorities busted a fake AIDS clinic in Miami, it had bilked Medicare of more than $4.5 million. Still, the man...

Local Hospital Bills Patient For Rare Condition She Was Never Treated For

| Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams SHINGLETOWN – As far as Medicare knew, Darlene Courtois fell ill last...

Catherine Pearson

Whistleblower Suit Alleges Lab Company Cheats Medicare, Costs Billions | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

President Obama recently announced plans to cut $320 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs, but one whistleblower says to cut costs, the government s...