Approximately 5% of people aged 65+ live in a nursing home. For those who still live at home in their golden years, independence is of primary
Seniors across the United States are routinely facing a potentially scary situation; they are unable to get coverage for the medication they need. In many
Researchers determined that eating certain proteins and carbohydrates together after a workout can dramatically increase your recovery and conditioning. In addition to replenishing fluids, the body needs carbohydrates to bounce back efficiently. Additionally, it uses proteins to aid in muscle building and recovery.
This past Friday July 16 at a press conference in Miami Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that over 360 federal agents had raided the homes and offices of Medicare fraudsters accused of stealing over $251 million. Authorities say most of the thirty-six individuals arrested Friday were based in Miami, though other operations shut down in the bust were located in places like New York City, Detroit, Houston, and Baton Rouge. Ninety-four people were indicted in total as a result of the sting. Authorities claim the suspects – which include several doctors and nurses – billed Medicare for unnecessary equipment, HIV treatments, and physical therapy that their patients never received. Hidden surveillance equipment caught clinic owners and doctor’s offices paying patients (and undercover agents) under the table in exchange for use of their Medicare numbers and offering bonus rewards to patients who would recruit others to the scam.
Every year, both seniors and the government lose quality health care and billions of dollars to corrupt providers. Medicare fraud isn’t new, but as the new health care reforms have passed, fraud has been in the spotlight. Medicare fraud affects everyone, from the government to seniors to taxpayers.