Medicare Fraud http://www.kunc.org en FBI Raids The Scooter Store; Will TSA Crack Down On 'Wheelchair Miracles'? http://www.kunc.org/post/fbi-raids-scooter-store-will-tsa-crack-down-wheelchair-miracles Somehow, the image of a slow-speed chase comes to mind:<p><blockquote><p>Federal agents have "wrapped up their search of The Scooter Store's offices in New Braunfels," <a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Feds-finish-Scooter-search-4297303.php" target="_blank">the <em>San Antonio Express-News</em> reports</a>.<p></blockquote><p>It seems that on Wednesday and Thursday, the<em> Express-News</em> says, "about 150 law enforcement offices — including from the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:14:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40573 at http://www.kunc.org FBI Raids The Scooter Store; Will TSA Crack Down On 'Wheelchair Miracles'? Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons http://www.kunc.org/post/health-law-gives-medicare-fraud-fighters-new-weapons Fighting health care fraud in the U.S. can seem like an endless game of Whack-a-Mole. When government fraud squads crack down on one scheme, another pops up close by.<p>But the fraud squads that look for scams in the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs have some new weapons: tools and funding provided by the Affordable Care Act.<p>Medicare and Medicaid pay out some $750 billion each year to more than 1.5 million doctors, hospitals and medical suppliers. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:28:00 +0000 32433 at http://www.kunc.org Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons Feds Accuse Texas Doctor In $350 Million Medicare Fraud http://www.kunc.org/post/feds-accuse-texas-doctor-350-million-medicare-fraud When it comes to schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid, there seems to be no limit to the ingenuity and tenacity of would-be scammers.<p>Still, a Texas doctor and six co-conspirators indicted for an alleged long-running home health care scheme look to have set a new record for a one practice: at least $350 million in fraudulent Medicare bills and $24 million under Medicaid over nearly six years ending in late 2011.<p>Dr. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:00 +0000 23104 at http://www.kunc.org Feds Accuse Texas Doctor In $350 Million Medicare Fraud Congress Cracking down on Medicare Fraud http://www.kunc.org/post/congress-cracking-down-medicare-fraud <p>Even as Congress prepares to slash most government programs, one is slated to grow. The federal government is spending more than ever to combat Medicare and other medical fraud. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Capitol News Connection 14997 at http://www.kunc.org Congress Cracking down on Medicare Fraud