Medicaid Paid for Treating Dead
- Medicaid Paid for Treating Dead
Culver City CA - March 15, 2010:
Insurance Fraud and Insurance Claims Expert, Barry Zalma, reports that when
a state audit - covering only some records - discovered that Medicaid had
paid for services to 287 dead patients. Nassau County, New York District
Attorney Kathleen Rice complained, on March 8, 2010, that state policies are
impeding local prosecution of Medicaid fraud and even making it easier for
scammers to apply for benefits. Rice complained that state health officials
are blocking access to Medicaid records. This teaches all insurance
professionals of the need to audit medical services providers on a regular
"The only way to deal with insurance fraud is to take the profit out of it."
Mr. Zalma, said. "When a clinic can bill - and collect - for services to
the dead who obviously did not need the services, and the local prosecutor
is not allowed to search records to prosecute the criminals, the state is
working for the criminals not the honest people of the state."
In the March 15, 2010 issue of Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL), Mr.
Zalma also reports on an arsonist with umitigated gall - chutzpah - who
after being convicted of arson-for-profit for burning down his mother's
grocery store for the insurance money complained about the sentence; what is
necessary to protect recorded statements as protected work product; and the
failure of a life insurance fraud due to a thorough investigation by the
insurer. In addition ZIFL reports on convictions of insurance fraud
criminals who were too greedy to avoid arrest and conviction.
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