Mass.gov notice on avoidance of treatment scams

Avoiding addiction treatment scams

The Attorney General’s Office has received multiple reports of attempts to recruit Massachusetts residents with substance use disorder to travel to so-called “treatment centers” in Arizona, California, or Florida. These recruiters often use texts or social media to recruit patients. The recruiters may offer to pay for airfare and health insurance to cover the costs of treatment.

Big bust: 52 million dollar scheme.

‘Real-life Frankensteins’: Doctor, 5 others charged in $52M scheme involving sober living patients undergoing surgery, OCDA says

A Beverly Hills surgeon, his girlfriend and four others were charged in connection with an elaborate scheme, paying patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo medically unnecessary surgeries, medical testing and other procedures to bilk insurance companies out of nearly $52 million, officials said Friday.

$3.2 Million Sober Living Home Fraud Scheme Shut Down

$3.2 Million Sober Living Home Fraud Scheme Shut Down

News: 2020 Press Release For Release: January 17, 2020 Email Inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov $3.2 Million Sober Living Home Fraud Scheme Shut Down Five defendants charged with multiple felonies for preying on vulnerable substance abuse patients to bilk insurance company out of millions SANTA ANA, Calif.

If someone dies….

If somebody dies, even in drug rehab, shouldn’t it be a potential crime?

With enormous hope, Gail and Warwick Dunnett sent their son Harrison – a rapper, poet and musician who struggled with learning disabilities – to an addiction treatment center in Pasadena to get well. Harrison, 20, was giddy over his acceptance to the Los Angeles College of Music, and eager to start the next phase of his life.

Owner of California Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Charged in Scheme to Defraud ACA Programs

Owner of California Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Charged in Scheme to Defraud ACA Programs

U.S. Attorney John H. Durham of the District of Connecticut, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the Boston Regional Office of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, Special Agent in Charge Brian C.

Liberation Way employees plead guilty in Bucks County addiction treatment scheme

Liberation Way employees plead guilty in Bucks County addiction treatment scheme

Three employees of a shuttered addiction-treatment program in Bucks County have pleaded guilty to charges in an elaborate, multimillion dollar insurance fraud scheme, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday. Prosecutors filed charges in March against 11 people and nine businesses associated with Liberation Way, a Yardley-based program that operated multiple treatment centers and unlicensed “sober houses” in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Some rural hospitals used for big insurance reimbursements – and profit

Some rural hospitals used for big insurance reimbursements – and profit

Some rural hospitals are being used to set up big paydays from insurance providers, raising questions about how insurance claims are reimbursed. Since 2010, 83 struggling rural hospitals have closed, and as many as 700 others are at risk of closing in the next decade.

Substance Abuse Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy…

Substance Abuse Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy in Connection with Hospital Pass-Through Billing Scheme

The owner of a Jacksonville, Florida-area substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty today for his role in a $57 million money laundering conspiracy associated with a pass-through billing scheme involving laboratory testing services. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S.

Bucks drug rehab fraud made millions off patients’ relapses, Pa. attorney general charges

Bucks drug rehab fraud made millions off patients’ relapses, Pa. attorney general charges

The cofounder of a Bucks County drug treatment company and 10 others have been charged in a wide-ranging fraud scheme that, state officials say, trapped patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in a cycle of ineffective treatments and near-inevitable relapse – all as the company made tens of millions of dollars off insurance reimbursements and kickbacks.

“Mom, When They Look at Me, They See Dollar Signs”

A disturbing new phase of the opioid crisis: How rehab recruiters are luring recovering addicts into a deadly cycle

The offer was too good to resist: Go to rehab for a week, get $1,000 in cash. It was early 2017, and Brianne, a 20-year-old from a woody Atlanta suburb, had come to South Florida to leave her heroin addiction behind.

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