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I certainly hope that the HCAF people don’t mind my reposting their blog but I have limited time to write and honestly, I cant ever remember actual patients (if you can call them that) going to jail! This is fascinating in a macabre sort of way.

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By Jay Weaver, The Miami Herald

Of the thousands of people convicted of Medicare fraud in South Florida, only a handful have been patients who took bribes.

On Tuesday in Miami federal court, three beneficiaries were sentenced to prison for accepting $600 a month in kickbacks for letting a local home healthcare agency use their Medicare cards to bill the taxpayer-funded program for fraudulent claims.

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  1. Sara Kawaguchi #

    I’d like to read the entire article but the hyperlink isn’t working

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    February 26, 2013
    • It worked for me. It is my magic keyboard, I think. Try clicking this: http://hcafnews.com/2013/02/22/medicare-home-health-patients-get-prison-time-for-fraud/. Or you could go directly to the Miami Herald site at http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/19/3242894/medicare-patients-sentenced-to.html

      I was going to just post the link to the original article because of stuff like this but I thought if I was going to copy someone else’s idea, I should at least give credit:)

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      February 26, 2013

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