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Patient recruiter sentenced for fraud scheme

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09/13/2012

WASHINGTON ­– A patient recruiter was sentenced this week to serve 18 months in prison for her involvement in a Medicare fraud scheme.

In this case, let us root the GAO on

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07/27/2012

I like the heat CMS and its contractors are getting for their audit activities as of late. The lead for this story in Bloomberg Businessweek, based on a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), pretty much says it all:

'It all starts with the doctor'

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06/22/2012

I read a short article in the Houston Chronicle recently about a doctor on trial for allegedly filing $5.22 million in phony home health care claims by selling his signature over and over again.

Medicare fraud: ‘It all starts with the doctor’

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This morning, I read this short article in the Houston Chronicle about a doctor on trial for allegedly filing $5.22 million in phony home health care claims by selling his signatur

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Letter: CMS is barking up the wrong tree

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04/23/2012

In the last several weeks, there have been two CMS announcements, covered by national news organizations, in regard to Medicare fraud. The first is a physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Jacques Roy, charged with a $375 million Medicare scam. Yes, $375 million!

OIG: NPI delay, fraud may be connected

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04/15/2010

WASHINGTON - Allowing HME providers to use their NPI numbers in the referring physician field represents a "claims processing vulnerability," according to a memo that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) sent to CMS this month.

No accreditation or surety bond? No problem. Here's a million bucks.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just came across yet another article on Medicare fraud. The story lead off with—wait for it—a fake DME provider in Miami.

An article by Mark Potter on MSNBC.com reads:

Holy Smokes! Look who's scheduled to appear on HME News TV

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I spent this morning reviewing a bunch of HME News TV interviews that we shot at Medtrade last month. (We run the video on www.hmenews.com and post a new interview each Wednesday.)

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