In a report out last week, New York Downtown Hospital, was ordered to pay $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid. Outlined in the settlement, the New York hospital much return $12.6 million to Medicaid and $800,000 to the federal Medicare program. The ...Read the rest

Kamoliddin Akramov, a foreign exchange student in St. Louis, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program. The citizen of Kazakhstan was on a J1 visa in the United States when he started to create fake companies in St. Louis, ...Read the rest

A former funeral home owner, John Amis, pleaded guilty in December to four felony counts. Amis falsified the deaths of people that were still alive in order to collect their prepaid funeral policies. The judge sentenced Amis to a 12 year sentence composed of a ...Read the rest

In what is being called the largest Medicare fraud bust in U.S. history, charges have been brought against 107 individuals, including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations swept seven cities across the country and involved approximately $452 million in ...Read the rest

Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert says, elderly family members are key targets for financial fraudsters. It is important that you ask your elderly family members to let you know if there are any “new strangers” that appear friendly in their lives. ...Read the rest

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nearly a quarter of the 2.1 billion prescriptions written a year were used for something other than a medical reason.  Although teenagers make up the largest percentage of drug abusers, everyone is susceptible to prescription abuse.   This ...Read the rest

Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert and President of Contego Services Group, had a photo shoot with Sun Sentinel photographers for an upcoming news spotlight. Webb is being highlighted in the local newspaper for her lifetime of dedication to fighting fraud around ...Read the rest

You rely on the safety and quality of the prescription drugs you purchase; never suspecting that the legitimate wholesaler may be getting scammed too.  How can this be?  A doctor purchases prescription drug at a discount rate due to his status as a health care ...Read the rest

Fraudsters  are now stealing the identity of doctors to defraud millions from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance carriers.  The widespread use and distribution of physician identifier numbers makes it easy for thieves to steal the identity of doctors and bill insurers in the doctor’s name.  ...Read the rest

Who would have thought that driving an auto mobile in Florida could spare so much danger? In 2010, a study conducted by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, showing the statistics of traffic accidents across the state of Florida. Overall, the study showed that the ...Read the rest