Sunday, February 20, 2011

HHS creates “Most Wanted” List for Health Care Fraudsters

Because health care fraud is such big business, HHS has created an HHS “Most Wanted” list, see below.  Click here for the link.

Here’s one example of these notorious fraudsters:

Along with her co-conspirators, Susan Bendigo, who was born in the Philippines, is accused in a Federal indictment of billing Medi‑Cal, California's Medicaid program, for $17.1 million, collecting $10 million, about half of which came from the claims she submitted for services she provided with unlicensed staff.  A registered nurse, Bendigo was director of nursing for a company that provided nurses for home health agencies. Investigators say that from May 2004 through May 2007, she sent unlicensed nurses to treat patients under Medi‑Cal, even though she knew that Medi‑Cal required licensed nurses to perform the work. 


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