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  • 412 Michigan Muslims Arrested In Fed’s ‘LARGEST BUST IN U.S. HISTORY’

    07/18/2017 4:48:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 41 replies
    Full title : 412 Michigan Muslims Arrested In Fed’s ‘LARGEST BUST IN U.S. HISTORY’ After Uncovering Deadly Hidden Secret The state of Michigan is quickly turning into a Sharia swamp, thanks to the reckless immigration policies of Obama over the past 8 years. Not only are portions of Michigan being transformed into a “mini Baghdad,” but the state is also being overrun with rampant illegal activity, where the Muslim populace is constantly being busted in welfare fraud and disgusting mutilation practices on little girls. Now thanks to the hordes of Muslims taking over the state, Michigan can add another “accomplishment”...
  • Sen. Menendez Ally Dr. Salomon Melgen Found Guilty on All 67 Counts of Medicare Fraud

    04/28/2017 8:35:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 35 replies ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Update: The Palm Beach Post just reported Melgen was convicted of all 67 counts. “A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez,” the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon: Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing. Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and...
  • Menendez Shameless But Indictment Looms

    01/04/2016 10:08:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 3, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    In a headline today asks the question, "How has Menendez Indictment Affected His Senate Duties?" The story details how Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is acting if nothing is wrong, and quotesNLPC Chairman (not executive director) Ken Boehm: A leading Menendez critic said he had no problem with the senator's efforts to carry on as if he did not face criminal charges. "Defendants can act anyway they want," said Ken Boehm, executive director of the National Legal and Policy Center, a Falls Church, Va.-based watchdog group. "I take almost an attitude of, 'It's a free country, he's a free...
  • Medicare paid $30 million for mystery ambulance rides

    09/29/2015 4:55:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 29, 2015
    Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up or other critical information.
  • Pakistani Cardiologist steals $18.2 million from Medicare in just one year

    07/14/2015 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/14/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The corrosive connection between donations to the Democrat political machine and one’s profession comes into glaring focus with the revelation that Pakistani American doctor Asad Qamar gave that party a whopping $450,000 while pulling in the highest total of Medicare reimbursements of any U.S. cardiologist. This man received the highest reimbursement of cardiologists all over the U.S. in Medicare reimbursement money during 2012. His practice, located in four Florida counties, is based in Ocala and raked in $18.2 million in one of Medicare’s largest fraud scandals to date. Whistleblowers started the Doctor’s fall from America’s medical gravy train with legal...
  • CMS’ Secretive Settlement: $1.3 billion in improper hospital claims paid out

    07/02/2015 1:21:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 2:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously. The payments, which were quietly announced on June 1 by CMS, totaled $1.3 billion and involved 1,900 hospitals and 300,000 claims that had been already denied by CMS auditors on two different levels as medically unnecessary. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals settled hundreds of thousands of appeals for 68 cents on the dollar. The money used to cover the claims will be taken from the...
  • Applying health care research to the problem of health care fraud

    09/21/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 1 replies
    Anesthesiology News ^ | ISSUE: SEPTEMBER 2013 | VOLUME: 39 | Ashley Taylor
    ...U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the FBI. Working together, these agencies audit health care providers, review claims and prosecute fraudulent parties using an approach known as “pay and chase”—trying to recover money paid out for fraudulent claims rather than denying the claims in the first place—which a 2012 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), cited by the authors, called ineffective. Less than $20 million of the $102 million spent on audits from 2008 to 2012 was recovered, according to a June report by the GAO... Overall, however, Dr. Goodwin...
  • Feud between hospitals, Medicare contractors explodes over fraud bill

    04/03/2013 3:12:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/3/2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The longstanding feud between hospitals and Medicare contractors is intensifying as a House bill proposes new restrictions on anti-fraud efforts in Medicare. Recovery audit contractors (RACs), professionals who cut mistaken or fraudulent payments from the Medicare program, are pushing back against the bipartisan Medicare Audit Improvement Act, arguing the government will forfeit billions of taxpayer dollars in improper healthcare payments if hospitals are given more leeway. The stakes are high this year as Washington seeks to pare back waste, fraud and abuse. RACs charge that the new bill from Reps. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) will severely undercut...
  • Justice department arrests 91 doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in $430M Medicare fraud

    10/04/2012 1:59:32 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    Called largest Medicare fraud takedown in history of program Medicare Fraud Strike Force targeted seven cities: Brooklyn, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami In Miami, 33 suspects were charged with more than $200m of fraud
  • Foreign Medicare Fraud

    06/19/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Eva · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/2012 | By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    The $31 million Medicare-fraud case reported from Miami yesterday may not be the largest in American history but certainly is one of the more innovative. According to the Miami Herald, it is "the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system." The Herald described the heist as "an intricate system" that funneled money "from fraudulent HIV treatment and medical equipment billings, first through banks in Canada and Trinidad and eventually [to] Cuba."
  • Mitt Romney, Damon Corp, Medicare Fraud,& Blood Money (MUST SEE)

    01/30/2012 12:53:00 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 1-28-12 | Will Wong
    Winning our Future and Newt Gingrich were excoriated for their perceived attack on Capitalism in their previous film When Mitt Romney Came to Town. In my opinion, it was fair game to examine Mitt’s record of job creation since that was one of his campaign pillars. Many did not agree and Newt took a beating from no less an authority than Rush Limbaugh and Rudy Giuliani amongst others. Granted that film wasn’t the best use of Newt’s and Winning Our Future’s War Chest. This latest video is whole new ball game. It is about the largest federal medicare fraud in...
  • Did White House Snub Fraud Fighter?

    08/16/2011 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Danae · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-12-2010 | FoxNews
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The Obama Administration REJECTED $900 billion dollars so they could have a Health care "Crisis". IBM offered the White House a program FOR FREE which would eliminate $900 Billion dollars of fraud and waste out of the Medicare system and Obama REJECTED it in order to force Obamacare down our throats with the "Healthcare Crisis" which never existed to begin with. This was broadcast in 2010. But it bears remembering that this Administration has DELIBERATELY chosen to make things worse at every opportunity for political expediency. That is nothing short of TREASON to the American People who entrusted...
  • Miami Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud

    04/21/2010 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | April 20, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Georgia
    SAVANNAH, GA—JOSE GARCIA-IGLESIAS, 26, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge William T. Moore to federal prison on a charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The charge arose out of a scheme to bill Medicare for over $8 million in phantom infusion therapy services and high-dollar cancer and AIDS medications. United States Attorney Ed Tarver said, “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that Medicare funds be directed towards those who need them. Medicare fraud weakens our nation’s entire health care delivery system. This prosecution demonstrates that those who exploit and defraud the Medicare...
  • Talent on Loan From Allah: Per Usual, Muslims Dominate Medicare Fraud Indictment

    01/15/2010 7:55:27 AM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | January 14, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    I’ve written a great deal about Muslim doctors and nurses involved in Medicare and Medicaid fraud. In most of the major cases involving this kind of fraud–especially in the Detroit area but all around the U.S.–the main actors almost always consist of a disproportionate share of Muslims. And I’ve represented and currently represent brave doctors and nurses who’ve filed whistleblower actions and worked with authorities to try to stop this. And, per usual, look who dominates the latest Medicare fraud indictment out of the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. The FBI did a...
  • Citizen whistleblowers receive $1.7 million of Medicare fraud settlement

    12/23/2009 9:42:19 AM PST · by usalady · 6 replies · 1,686+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 23, 2009 | Martha
    Did you know that whistleblowers can be rewarded for taking action against companies defrauding the U.S. Government in programs such as Medicare?
  • New Jersey Hospital to Pay $3 Million to Resolve Allegations of Medicare Fraud

    11/18/2009 4:27:59 PM PST · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | November 18, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    The United States has entered into a settlement with a New Jersey hospital and filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against a New York hospital involving allegations that the hospitals defrauded Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. The United States settled for $3.02 million, plus interest, with Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J. The United States is also seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought against Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue, N.Y. Both of the hospitals are defendants in a suit brought by a whistleblower, Tony Kite, in 2005. The lawsuit involved allegations that the hospitals...
  • Almost $50B in 'questionable' Medicare

    11/16/2009 12:33:27 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 383+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/14/2009 | Associated Press
    The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient's condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate nearly three times the previous year. Excerpts of a new federal report, obtained by The Associated Press, show a dramatic increase in improper payments in the $440 billion Medicare program that has been cited by government auditors as a high risk for fraud and waste for 20 years. It's not clear whether Medicare fraud is actually worsening. Much of the increase in the last year is attributed to a change in the Health...
  • Govt: Medicare Paid $47 Billion in Suspect Claims

    11/14/2009 9:35:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 653+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2009 | Hope Yen
    The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient's condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate nearly three times the previous year. Excerpts of a new federal report, obtained by The Associated Press, show a dramatic increase in improper payments in the $440 billion Medicare program that has been cited by government auditors as a high risk for fraud and waste for 20 years. It's not clear whether Medicare fraud is actually worsening. Much of the increase in the last year is attributed to a change in the Health...
  • President of Medical Services Co Sentenced for Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering (FL)

    08/20/2009 4:11:04 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 385+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 20, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida
    Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. Folmar, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, and Christopher B. Dennis, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, announced today’s sentencing of defendant Heriberto Camacho-Garcia, 36, of Miami-Dade County, following his conviction on health care fraud and money laundering offenses. In 2004, Camacho-Garcia had been the president of Best Choice Medical Services, Inc., a business that purportedly provided durable medical equipment (DME) to Medicare beneficiaries. According to documents filed in the...
  • Los Angeles Jury Convicts Equipment Suppliers of Medicare Fraud

    07/20/2009 4:47:39 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 468+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 17, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted the owners and operators of a Los Angeles-area durable medical equipment company of Medicare fraud, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Thomas P. O’Brien; and Glenn R. Ferry, Special Agent-in-Charge for the Los Angeles Region of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health of Human Services announced today. After a one-week trial in federal court in Los Angeles, the jury found Gevork Kartashyan, 45, guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud; and Eliza...