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 […]

Posted in: Health & Healthcare, Money, Insurance, Access, My Work Life by Kathi 4 Comments Durable medical equipment, Healthcare fraud, Medical supplies, Medicare fraud

“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 […]

Posted in: My Work Life by Kathi 15 Comments Car Talk, Good News Garage, MIT, Tom Magliozzi