Medicare fraud is a very common occurrence in the United States. However, there are whistleblowers who are working hard to stop Medicare fraud. The vast majority of people who report Medicare fraud are healthcare professionals. This includes people such as ambulance drivers, physicians, nursing home workers, hospice workers and nurses. There have been some changes recently to the United States whistleblower laws.
Preventing medical ID theft has become a hot topic as Americans increasingly hear about the safety of their private medical records as more medical breeches continue to be discovered. Medical ID theft happens when a person uses someone 's identity to obtain medical services or steal money by falsifying claims for medical services. Identity thieves use a person 's Social Security number, insurance information, or other forms of identification to commit the medical ID theft. Medical ID theft can have a devastating effect on victims, causing collections issues, credit problems, and even bankruptcy. But that 's not all.
Question I: Healthcare fraud is intentionally deceiving, providing false statements, or misrepresentation in order to obtain an unauthorized benefit through billing Federal/State insured agencies e.g. Medicare or Medicaid. Fraudulent activity involves the act of knowingly, willfully, and intentionally committed or committed the act with reckless disregard. False Claims Act (“FCA”) prohibits knowingly presenting or causing to be presented a false claim for payment of government funds. Penalties can include criminal, civil and administrative consequences. : 18 U.S.C. § 287 Criminal prosecution/imprisonment, Civil - 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 suspension of payments, exclusion from participation in federal health care programs for 5 years or more,
NPR Blows the Whistle on the Invention of Osteopenia Experts have been saying that osteopenia is an ailment which the drug companies have invented in order to sell their drugs. Recently, NPR has come up with an informative article where they have put forward few interesting facts in relation to this matter Giselle Grayson was the person who conducted the research on this topic for NPR. In her article, she has written how Benghauser and millions of other women like her have been using the pills for osteopenia from all over the United Sates. In this article, we will tell you what she has articulated the role that the drug companies play while in the process of evolution of a disease In the year 1992, osteopenia experts from all over the globe
While regulations exist in the United States society to determine who needs food stamps and when those families need them, the abuse of this federal program still occurs. Assistance to needy families is crucial and normally temporary with the exceptions of those who use the program as a way of life. All 50 states have many different variations of regulations for food stamps. In Oklahoma, the federal program for assistance for food is called SNAP.
Claudia Kalb’s article “ Do No Harm,” published in the October 4, 2010, issue of Society, discuses the healthcare professionals’ defensive behavior that causes the malpractices among patients. Kalb reports that since the Health system’s applied the lawyer Boothman’s program of “ disclosure and compensation,” then the number of lawsuits reduced as well as the legal- defense costs have dropped around 61 percent. In 1999, there were around 100,000 Americans people are killed from the preventable medical errors, noted Kalb. Also, the header of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services even claims that there won’t be any refund to the hospitals for preventable medical error cases. According to Kalb, Harvard’s Institute for Professionalism and
trust and confidence.” Cobb v. Pennsylvania Life Ins. Co., 215 N.C.App. 268, 278, 715 S.E.2d 541, 550 (2011). Contrast these relationships with cases where the Court has found the existence of a fiduciary duty or relationship: where a defendant took advantage of his relationship with his ill brother (Terry v. Terry, 302 N.C. 77, 273 S.E.2d 674 (1981)); where a defendant took advantage of his relationship with his wife (Link v. Link, 278 N.C. 181, 179 S.E.2d 697 (1971)); or where a defendant son took advantage of his relationship with his mother (Vail v. Vail, 233 N.C. 109, 63 S.E.2d 202 (1951)).
to show: (A) there was a purported fiduciary relationship; or (B) the relationship was one of subjugation or “dominion and influence.” Each of these deficiencies alone necessitates a dismissal of Dr. Stout’s constructive fraud cause of action under Rule 12(b)(6). The Court has explained the elements necessary to maintain a constructive fraud cause of action: A constructive fraud complaint must allege facts and circumstances (1) which created the relation of trust and confidence, and (2) led up to and surrounded the consummation of the transaction in which defendant is alleged to have taken advantage of his position of trust to the hurt of plaintiff.
Preventatives for Medication Errors Administration of medications has become more complex and the process more exacting. About 15% of adverse events occurring in hospitals are related to medication. An estimated 98,000 people die every year from medical errors in U.S. hospitals, and a significant number of those deaths are associated with medication errors (Tzeng, Yin & Schneider, 2013). About 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations are due to ADEs annually ("Medication safety basics," August ). These errors occur commonly when the nurse becomes easily distracted and loses focus on the task at hand.
According to estimates, at least 1.5 million preventable medication errors and adverse drug events occur each year in the United States. One-third of all medication errors occur during the administration phase of medication delivery (Durham, 2015). Medication safety is freedom from preventable harm with medication use; therefore, nurses must promote patient safety by understanding their contributions to the prevention of medication error (Choo, Hutchinson, & Bucknall, 2010). Additionally, a medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional. Thus, to promote medication safety, nurses must understand their roles in proper medication management and identify challenges that associated with medication safety.