Chicago Doctor Found Guilty of Defrauding Medicare

A Chicago-area doctor has been convicted of defrauding Medicare by falsely claiming patients who were not homebound needed home visits for medical care. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 66-year-old Dr. Banio Koroma of Tinley Park was found guilty of two counts of health care fraud and two counts of making false statements related to health care […]

Calif. Couple Convicted in $1.5M Medicare Fraud

Justice has been served in another Medicare fraud scheme, this time in Long Beach, Calif. The Press-Telegram reports that a married couple who were the former owner and operator of a Long Beach medical equipment supply company was sentenced for their roles in a $1.5 million Medicare fraud scheme. Amalya Cherniavshy owned JC Medical Supply, a […]

Sharing Your Health News on Social Media

We love to share on social media. But are you sharing too much when it comes to your health? According to this survey, 30 percent of respondents said they shared a personal health experience on Facebook or another social site in the last three months. But you should always be careful when sharing news about your […]

Fighting Fraud in February

Happy February! Here’s a look at the upcoming events Wisconsin SMP is leading across the state: Tuesday, Feb. 2 SMP Presentation at St. Nazianz Nutrition Site in St. Nazianz 12-1 pm Led by John Schroeder Wednesday, Feb. 3 SMP Presentation at the Cedarburg Senior Center (off Ozaukee Interurban Trail) in Cedarburg 10:30-11:30 am Led by […]