Stuff You Don’t Need: Medical Equipment Fraud

The graphic above links to an article by David A. Fahrenthold, published in The Washington Post a few months ago about a particular Medicare scam involving power wheelchairs that has gone on for years. Scammers made millions of dollars by employing the following strategies. First, they were able to get lists of stolen Medicare ID […]

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“A Piece of Crap” — How I Met Tom & Ray Magliozzi

The Good News Garage About thirty-two years ago, I decided I needed to find a reliable auto mechanic. I was still in my twenties, but I had finally gotten tired of relying on my dad and his local mechanics out in the ‘burbs to service my car. I was by then a card-carrying citizen of […]

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How to Be a Calculating Woman

When I was fourteen, I discovered a great affinity for plane geometry, developed largely by Euclid, the Father of Geometry, who gave birth to his theorems and axioms around 300 B.C. I was adjusting to the ravages of puberty at the time, and therefore struggling with my personal geometry. This included a growth spurt right […]

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Getting Paid to Care: The Cost of Providing Healthcare

One of the reasons I haven’t written as many posts as I’d like is that I spend a lot more time than I used to writing and typing stuff so I can get paid. Four years ago, I was all for it when the homecare agency I work for finally bought us clinicians some laptops […]

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