Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Fraud…Report it!


Report Fraud Online:

The OIG Hotline accepts tips from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Department of Health & Human Services programs. Read More

Medical ID Theft/Fraud Information:

Use this information and tips to fight back against Medical ID theft, which occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it to obtain medical care, buy drugs or submit fake billings to Medicare in your name. Read More

Medicaid Fraud Control Units:

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU or Unit) investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud as well as patient abuse and neglect in health care facilities. Read More

Enforcement Actions:

The Office of Inspector General and other State and Federal agencies collaborate to ensure civil, criminal and/or administrative action is taken against providers who break the laws governing Federal health care programs. Read More

State False Claims Act Reviews:

The OIG, in consultation with the Attorney General, determines whether States have false claims acts that qualify for a financial incentive. Read More

Most Wanted:

Check out OIG’s list of most-wanted health care fugitives. These individuals have allegedly defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars.For OIG, tracking more than 170 health care fugitives is a challenge, but you can help. If you have a tip about a featured most-wanted fugitive, send the information our way. Read More

 
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10 Ways to Volunteer with Family Caregivers


This is a guest post by Heather Taylor. Taylor is a freelance writer, consultant and radio producer.  Since January 2011, she’s also happily served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program,  helping adults aged 50+ who are unemployed, underemployed or career-changers to find satisfying work.   You can follow her on twitter at @findingthejobs

10 Ways to Volunteer with Family Caregivers

Quick!  What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word November?  For lots of us, November means the Thanksgiving feast.  It’s also a month we associate with the sights, tastes and smells of delicious food and spending time with family and friends.  But there’s an “extra helping” of the Thanksgiving spirit that Suzanne Mintz would like us to consider.  And that’s in recognition of the more than 65 million unsung heroes of family life:  family caregivers.

Mintz is co-founder, President and CEO of the National Family Caregivers Association,  a nonprofit that focuses on supporting family caregiving.  NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month, “a time to offer thanks, support, education and empowerment to family caregivers.”

How can you get started volunteering to help family caregivers?  Mintz and the NFCA offer these 10 simple ways to do it:

  • 1. Offer a few hours of respite time to a family caregiver so they spend time with friends, or simply relax.
  • 2. Send a card of appreciation or a bouquet of flowers to brighten up a family caregiver’s day.
  • 3. Encourage local businesses to offer a free service for family caregivers through the month of November.
  • 4. Help a family caregiver decorate their home for the holidays or offer to address envelopes for their holiday cards.
  • 5. Offer comic relief! Purchase tickets to a local comedy club, give a family caregiver your favorite funny movie to view, or provide them an amusing audio book to listen to while doing their caregiving activities.
  • 6. Find 12 different family photos and have a copy center create a monthly calendar that the family caregiver can use to keep track of appointments and events.
  • 7. Offer to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for a caregiving family in your community, so they can just relax and enjoy the holiday.
  • 8. A United States postage stamp honoring the more than 50 million family caregivers in America is officially “under consideration” by the U.S. Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. Sign the petition atwww.thefamilycaregiver.org and ask others to sign the petition letter.
  • 9. Help a family caregiver find information and resources on the internet or to locate a local support group.
  • 10. Ask your local elected official to issue a proclamation celebrating National Family Caregivers Month.

See original post at : AARP

Court-Ordered Hell — how an errant judge and a controlling sibling stripped Nashville rocker Danny Tate of his money, his livelihood and his legal rights


Court-Ordered Hell — how an errant judge and a controlling sibling stripped Nashville rocker Danny Tate of his money, his livelihood and his legal rights.

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