Working the Medicaid System
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
If there is money to be made, someone, somewhere will find a way to do it. That someone won’t care if they do so by legal or illegal means, even if it requires conning the United States Health Care system. That was the case of Anita and Jai Viday, a Sacramento couple who played the Medicaid system and lost.
Anita and Jai Viday used their connections in the nursing home business to partner with health care and hospice agencies. When patients were discharged from the nursing home where Anita worked as a social services director, she would refer them to specific home health and hospice agencies. In return, these companies compensated her and her husband with cash kickbacks.
Jai and Anita referred approximately 60 patients to these agencies. Medicare then paid the agencies around $400,000 for their services. “Because the agencies obtained the beneficiary referrals by paying kickbacks, legally they should not have received any reimbursement from Medicare.”
Unfortunately, this example proves that dishonesty exists even in our medical system. Criminals will never stop looking for ways to evade the law, even if it means using sick and terminally ill elderly clients to do so. Fortunately, the heist was discovered and duly stopped.
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Photo by / Haley Lawrence