Five Guilty in $25M Medicare Fraud Scheme

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In the latest news in Medicare fraud, five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients. Modern Healthcare reports that the sentences imposed last week by a Miami federal judge ranged from 15 months to […]

Quiz: Are You an Easy Target for Scammers?

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Are you susceptible to scams? You may not think that being a victim of a scam will ever happen to you, but it does to people like you every day. Some of online behaviors–such as opening email messages from unknown senders and selling personal merchandise on an online auction site–may be putting you at risk. […]

Cardiologist Suspended in Medicare Fraud Case

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A Florida cardiologist has been suspended from receiving Medicare reimbursement payments over “credible allegations of fraud” after reimbursements as far back as 2012 came under scrutiny. Dr. Asad Qamar, a cardiologist based out of Ocala, Fla., was officially suspended from participating in the program in March. A lawsuit filed by whistleblowers against Qamar alledged the doctor had defrauded the […]

Resources to Be Money Smart

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Although you may think financial problems only happen in the early and middle part of life, they can happen at anytime. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is committed to providing seniors with the proper information and tools they need to navigate safely through financial challenges they may face. In  partnership with the FDIC, […]