Two men have been charged with fraud for convincing an unemployed teenager to let them hit him with a hammer so they could bilk his employers for worker's compensation, local media reported Sunday. They helped him get a job at a hardware processing plant in Pudong New Area. Their help came with a catch, however.
An Anchorage home-health business has been stripped of its billingprivileges as some of its caregivers are suspected of Medicaid fraud. Thirty-nine caregivers with Good Faith Servicesare charged with counts including medical assistance fraud. One caregiver is charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid $94,339 over
Three massage parlour operators have been charged in connection with ongoing investigations into human trafficking.Police say the massage parlours were actually fronts for prostitution.Late Thursday evening officers raided two massage parlours in Montreal and one in Dorval and arrested the women who ran the operations. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said that the city is examining possible ways of limiting massage parlours that offer sexual services. "A health centre is a health centre, it's not for that kind of thing," said Coderre.
For more than 30 years, Indonesian dentist Edi Herman has been fixing the teeth of Jakartans in the rusty chair of his tiny shop, advertising his services with a huge poster of sparkling pearly whites on blood-red gums. He is one of thousands of low-cost, unlicensed dentists, whose small stores with their lurid signs can be found nestling in grimy alleys and wedged between red-tiled houses across the capital. But after years of horror stories about people suffering terrible damage at the hands of unscrupulous practitioners with neither clean tools nor training, the government moved to ban
A conman masquerading as a doctor at Wellington Hospital has an "extraordinary" criminal history, with more than 150 fraud and deception convictions. Police and hospital staff are on the lookout for P Edwards after a Corrections officer spotted him impersonating a doctor just days after his release from prison.
A cardiologist with offices in New York City and New Jersey faces up to 10 years in prison for taking part in a scheme that subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary tests and treatment and resulted in $19 million in bogus bills. Authorities have said it appears to be the largest case of health care fraud ever committed by a practitioner in either state.
The Pictou County Health Authority is apologizing to dozens of people whose health records may have been viewed by an unauthorized health care professional. The privacy violation occurred in August when a person, who is not a Pictou County Health Authority employee, job shadowed another employee without approval at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. The health authority said 39 inpatient electronic health records were accessed during the job shadowing on Aug. 24 and there's no way to know which ones were actually viewed inappropriately.
An alleged illegal dentist who fled to Toronto from British Columbia is expected to return to B.C. to serve jail time for violating a court order that prohibits him from practising dentistry. He was found guilty in absentia of violating a 2003 court order banning him from practising dentistry and was sentenced to three months in jail in October by the B.C.
DT, an American-educated chemical engineer, was hired by Ranbaxy, back in 2003. He would later become a whistleblower, exposing massive fraud by the generic pharmaceutical giant, a company that sold Americans drugs like the generic version of Lipitor. His information led to Ranbaxy pleading guilty to seven felonies in a U.S. court in May, and pay $500 million in fines and settlements.DT reported his findings to the Food and Drug Administration in 2005.
A doctor who admitted to faking clinical research data and obtaining patients' personal data without consent had his licence suspended for a month yesterday. Between 2009 and 2010, Wong, then working at Kowloon Hospital, conducted a research project on the incidence rate of psychiatric problems in Chinese HIV patients as part of an examination required to become a psychiatrist. An investigation by the college found he had not obtained the ethics