Thursday, August 16, 2007

FBI’s “Top Ten Stories

Interesting, then, how the FBI’s “Top Ten Stories For the Week Ending August 10, 2007,” places the “number one domestic terrorist threat” at… number two. Second to a health care fraud case.

1. Houston: Six Indicted for Health Care Fraud in Southeast Texas

Assessment Professionals submitted claims in the amount of $3,500,972.93 to Medicaid from September 2004 until August 2005 for individual and group therapeutic sessions to Medicaid-eligible adolescents for drug and alcohol abuse. Parties, complete with food and entertainment, were held in low-income neighborhoods and employees of Assessment Professionals would obtain the Medicaid numbers of the attendees. Progress notes were created and signed for each patient in order to make the billings appear legitimate. Full Story

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