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He allegedly submitted false and fraudulent claims for durable medical equipment.
Resolves allegations it knowingly submitted false claims for beneficiaries who didn’t quality.
Preplanned revenue targets allegedly were set without regard to patients’ needs.
Fraudulent documents claim individuals are exempt from mask requirements.
The SMP projects receive grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to recruit and train retired professionals and other older adults and community members to prevent, recognize, and...
The Office of Inspector General (OIG)
The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services collects performance data for the SMP projects. The SMP activity data (kn...
Unapproved COVID antibody tests might provide false results.
Call center employees were trained to upsell DME, genetic tests.
Federal agent gives prevention tips, describes scams.
Prohibited Contacts by Plans with Medicare Beneficiaries
Medicare plans cannot:
Conduct unsolicited phone calls to beneficiaries with whom they have no prior relationship
They’re trying to steal people’s identities, money, or both.
He created phony medical records in victims’ names.
He used parties at senior housing in a fraud scheme.
SMP has been receiving complaints of unsolicited callers using COVID-19 to prey on beneficiaries.
He hired people to go door to door for DNA swabs.
They will stop at nothing to exploit the pandemic.
They have to pay almost $1 million in restitution.
The financial total for the scheme is alleged to be more than $6 million.
A dozen federal officials offer advice to outsmart coronavirus scammers.
In this type of scam, individuals contact beneficiaries claiming to represent Medicare, saying the beneficiary needs a new Medicare card. They may threaten beneficiaries with the loss of Medicare ben...
One has been accused, separately, of false Alzheimer’s diagnoses.
There are no FDA-approved cures, tests, or vaccines.
As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and...
Scam artists are using the pandemic to try to steal Medicare numbers.
Complaint alleges she agreed to be paid kickbacks on a per-test basis for COVID-19 tests.