According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are about 672,000 homeless in America, with the most being reported in Florida. There is a lot of cost to the tax payer associated with homelessness. Research shows, that a homeless person spends an average of 4 days longer in a hospital than that of a non- homeless person, costing the tax payer about 2,400 for this visit. They also receive psychiatric treatment at a rate of 100 times more than that of a non-homeless person, costing about 3.5 million a year. Then you have the homeless people who don't receive medical treatment, and end up with long term diseases, that need long term care.
Companies want to put their best foot forward when they release financial statements. This has led many companies to submit false financial statements that misinform investors and creditors. Often times this is done deliberately and intentionally. According to Cooper (2005), this might involve: - The falsification, alteration or manipulation of material financial records; - Material, intentional omissions or misrepresentation of events, transactions, accounts, or other significant information from which financial statements are prepared; - Deliberate misapplication of accounting principles, policies, and procedures used to measure, recognize, report and disclose economic events and business transactions; or - Intentional omission of disclosures or presentation of inadequate disclosures regarding accounting principles and policies related financial amounts. According to Quffa (2003) financial statement fraud has disastrous effects and these include: • Undermines the reliability, quality, transparency, and integrity of the financial reporting process • Jeopardizes the integrity and objectivity of the auditing profession, especially auditors and auditing firms • Diminishes the confidence of the capital markets, as well as market participants, in the reliability of financial information •
Not everybody on welfare is a lazy, promiscuous parasite. Take for example a family of five, where both the mother and father work forty hours a week, but collect food stamps. A single father of three, whose job search has become long and unsuccessful, gets welfare. A disabled single mother of one, who has been laid off for 3 months, also gets welfare. None of the examples I have used are people who are lazy, just sitting at home waiting for the government to fill up their EBT card, and promiscuous, just having more babies with the idea that the government will help take care of them.
Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits Friday, October 07, 2005 by: Alexis Black Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand to make exorbitant amounts of money from performing them. An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed each year, writes Gary Null, PhD., in Death by Medicine. Rather than reverse the problems they purport to fix, these unwarranted procedures can often lead to greater health problems and even death.
(HealthNet) Health care abuse generally involves an “innocent” mistake, where health care fraud generally involves some sort of error a party has close knowledge of. The main difference between health care fraud and abuse is the intent of the actions. Penalties for health care fraud and abuse are assessed against the provider, not the individual employees. The provider is the entity that has benefited from collection of the fraudulent payment. Risk area for coding fraud can include, assigning a code for a higher level of services than the services actually provided, assigning a code for a “covered” services when the service actually provided is “non-covered”, assigning codes for diagnoses that re not present or for procedures that were not performed, assigning separate codes for each component of a comprehensive services to increase reimbursement (unbundling) and discrepancies between the physicians and the hospital’s codes for the same patient
The legal dictionary defines fraud as, “a false representation of a matter of fact” ((n.d.), 2008). This falsification can take many forms. Fraud can be spoken words, actions, ambiguous allegations, or concealment of material information. Fraud is generally understood as a dishonest act used for personal gain ((n.d.), 2008). Internal Fraud Internal Fraud is committed by a variety of individuals.
The pharmacy was so busy that day and short staffed, which led to a preventable fatal error that changed Eric’s whole life in a matter of seconds. The pharmacist was charged for reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter in the death of little Emily, but the technician did not face any criminal charges (Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 2009). It is important to know that medication errors can happen in any health care setting; however, they are preventable. According to the Institute of Medicine: Shaping the future for health. (1999), approximately 1.5 million people are harmed each year, costing health care facilities at least $3.5 billion in medical expenses.
Managed care in illegal immigrants. I always wanted to know what benefits illegal immigrants receive. So I went to ask my friend the social worker on what benefits can an illegal alien receive in the U.S. and she told me that the only thing that they can receive while here is emergency Medicaid and that is only if they go through the emergency room. I also spoke to an elderly person friend of the family and she explained to me that this elderly sir had a massive stroke and that even though they had become legal immigrants they could not receive any benefits because they were only legal for one year and for them to get benefits they would at least had to be legal for three years or more. This elderly man is about 73 years of age and the wife is about 68 she has to take care of him and lift him up to take him from spot to spot he cannot walk without her help she has to push him around in a wheel chair all day.
Buyers can purchase counterfeit goods, either because they are not aware of the underlying intellectual property infringements (misleading fake) or knowing full well the illegality of the product (non-deceptive counterfeiting). In both cases, consumer behavior and sales tactics illicit actors are different, and both have implications on brand owners and