The elderly population is growing at a rapid rate in Kentucky and around the nation. As people age, health may deteriorate, and it can be difficult to know when a symptom is serious and when it is not. Doctors will often counsel patients to err on the side of caution and if there is any doubt to call for an ambulance. A case of Medicare and Medicaid fraud was recently brought against an ambulance company.
The first sound a pregnant mother hears from the child she carries is its heartbeat. The heart starts beating very early during gestation and continues beating until the end of one's life. As Kentucky's population ages, the business of keeping hearts healthy is a very important one. Cardiologists are instrumental in keeping hearts beating longer so people can enjoy longer and healthier lives. Tests and procedures are a fundamental part of the business, but the appearance of impropriety in administering them can lead to charges of fraud.
Medicare and Medicaid are both very large complex bureaucracies. Navigating that bureaucracy can be a challenge for anyone in Kentucky or elsewhere. A health care fraud case in another state recently implicated a health care executive in what is considered to be the largest Medicare fraud case ever.
Credit unions offer valuable services to their members. The ability to bank with a company affiliated with one's employer can offer flexibility and inspire confidence that a large bank may not be able to duplicate. Credit unions in Kentucky and around the country have enjoyed popularity for this reason, but they are not immune from being charged with fraud.
A company involved in helping schools acquire and maintain technology is under fire for possibly having misappropriated funds. Two employees of the company have been charged with wire fraud. The two work for a Kentucky business that helps schools and libraries to obtain the funds needed to purchase internet access and other telecommunication services.
The opioid drug crisis continues to plague Kentucky. In addition to the addiction crisis that continues to be fed by the influx of illegal drugs, other crimes associated with illegal drugs are becoming prevalent. These crimes include money laundering.
The drug crisis is nothing new. Appalachia, like most of the rest of the country, has its share of problems with drug trafficking and drug use. A couple from Bell County in Kentucky were recently arrested and charged with drug trafficking. A quantity of meth was among the drugs reportedly found when the couple were arrested.
Life insurance is considered a necessity by most American families and is also provided to employees by many companies. Agents are licensed to sell policies and provide the services associated with those policies in Kentucky. Agents are trusted to abide by the regulations governing the insurance industry. Failure to abide by those regulations can result in charges for wire fraud.
Heart disease is a significant killer in men and women in Kentucky and around the country. Hearing that one may have heart disease can be a terrifying diagnosis. When the diagnosis turns out to be false, and procedures that were carried out were unnecessary, lawsuits may be the result. Such is the situation in a Medicare and Medicaid fraud case involving a Kentucky doctor.
In a recent case in another state three people were found guilty concerning a scheme to defraud Medicare of over $17 million. Medicare and Medicaid fraud are serious issues in the state of Kentucky and across the country. The three people named in the case were a physician and two clinic owners.