Health Mar 23

An elderly woman uses smartphone at home. Photo by Adobe.
Feds see uptick in virus frauds preying on Medicare recipients

Federal law enforcement warns that scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients. In Florida, some seniors are being told falsely that President Donald Trump has mandated they get tested.

Health Apr 09

Feds break up $1.2B Medicare orthopedic brace scam

The Justice Department announced charges against 24 people across the U.S., including doctors accused of writing bogus prescriptions for unneeded back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces. Others charged included owners of call centers, telemedicine firms and medical equipment companies.