Replacing Lost Important Life Documents

If you’ve ever lost your birth certificate, Social Security card, or Medicare card, you know how stressful it can be not only worrying about where the documents went, but how to replace them The Savvy Senior column from The Oklahoman tackles this dilemma. Here’s how you can replace these important life documents: Birth certificate: If you […]

Men Plead Guilty in $3.3M Texas Medicare Fraud Scheme

Two men have pleaded guilty to a Texas-based Medicare fraud scheme that stole nearly $3.3 million in federal funds. According to the Houston Chronicle, Zaven “Mike” Pogosayan and Edvard Shakhbazyan hired patients to claim they had fictional symptoms and the government was billed for tests that never happened or were not medically necessary. The men […]

Boston Medical Center to Pay $1.1M for Fraud

Boston Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, The Boston Globe reports: The hospital and two of its physician groups were charged with billing Medicare for more units of the cancer drug Rituxan than it actually used, billing Medicare and Medicaid for services at a presurgical […]

Case Involving Largest Senior Housing Provider Goes to Appeals Court

With claims of Medicare fraud against it, the nation’s largest senior housing provider is maintaining its innocence. According to, Brookdale Senior Living has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold a November 2015 decision rejecting a nurse’s False Claims Act lawsuit against the company for home health billing practices. […]