CBS4 Investigates: Donation By Intimidation?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?"
Davie Man Pleads Guilty To Medicare FraudThe 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.
14-Plus Years For Cuban Ballplayer Smuggler 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.
Amid Nasty Ads Congressional Candidates Have A Lot In CommonIn the race for U.S. Congress for District 26, the nasty ads are plastered all over social media and TV.
Rep. Frankel Tackles Medicare FraudEach 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.
Scott Likely To Continue Hammering Crist Until NovemberNormally, 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.
Miami Man Added To List Of Most Wanted Fugitives A South Florida man is now on the federal health official’s list of most wanted fugitives.
"Rock Doc" Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In PrisonThe “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.
Wealthy Florida Doctor Linked To Senator Back In NewsA 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.
Some Doctors Getting Millions From MedicareA 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.
Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled SubstancesThe next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.
2014 Campaigns Could Be Heated Over Health CareThe nationwide campaign for Congress this fall could be a competitive one because of Omabacare according to political experts.
Rubio Targets War On Poverty On 50th AnniversaryIt was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.
Three Plead Guilty In S. FL Medicare Scheme A Medicare fraud scheme that unraveled for three South Florida people is weeks away from wrapping up.
Florida Hospitals Reduce Readmission RatesJust five years ago, Florida was considered one of the worst in the nation when it came down to health outcomes and high costs, according to Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Now the state is doing what it can to improve quality for patients and save money under the Affordable Care Act.