Every day across the nation seniors over 60 are fed a free meal funded by the government at designated senior citizen centers.
For many who live in poverty or on fixed incomes, it is the only hot meal they will eat all day.
But as CBS4 Investigates discovered, some centers are expecting their seniors to give them money for their free lunch.
They call it a donation. But as CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez asks, is it “Donation By Intimidation?”
The former chief operating officer of the health care company Hollywood Pavilion LLC has pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges for his part in a $67 million Medicare scam.
The ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought more than 1,000 Cubans into the U.S. will spend more than 14 years in a federal prison.
In the race for U.S. Congress for District 26, the nasty ads are plastered all over social media and TV.
Each year and estimated 1.5 million people are victims of medical identify theft, which equates to $50 billion lost from Medicare annually due to fraud. Rep. Lois Frankel has unveiled the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2014 as way to combat this issue.
Normally, this would be the point where Gov. Rick Scott would turn his attention to former Gov. Charlie Crist, the newly approved Democratic nominee. After a primary season that was merely a formality for Scott, and only marginally less so for Crist, the incumbent Republican would unleash his financial advantage on his Democratic challenger.
A South Florida man is now on the federal health official’s list of most wanted fugitives.
The “Rock Doc” has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The South Florida doctor got the nickname for his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion. He was sentenced to prison for more than $2.5 million in attempted Medicare fraud.
A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.
A South Florida doctor topped the list of Medicare pay outs in 2012. That’s the finding of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration.