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Medical Transportation Company
Owner Pleads Guilty to Billing
Medicaid for Dead People’s Rides

Boston Globe [MA], by Sara Morrison

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/14/2014 1:12:49 AM

Unfortunately for Cynthia Keegan, dead men do tell tales. Keegan, 51, owns a van company that provided nonemergency rides for wheelchair-bound MassHealth patients. Some of the patients she billed MassHealth for, it turned out, had not used the service. Because they were dead. In September, Keegan was indicted on seven counts of larceny and seven counts of making false claims to Medicaid for billing MassHealth for nearly 10,000 rides that never happened, using the names of a dozen nursing home patients and 47 people who had previously ceased to be. Those rides never actually happened because

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In today´s "app" driven world, there must be one like the cab company uses that can be used to confirm riders and the like for billing. This type of theft can easily be stopped if the agency doling out the money wanted to end this corruption. By doing so, more people could be served, and that would increase your voter base.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/14/2014 1:23:13 AM     (No. 9965246)

Imagine when they finally get around to auditing transportation under Medicare Advantage Plans.

Like riding in a clown car with gypsies. All of the drivers here are foreign born.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/14/2014 1:33:53 AM     (No. 9965250)

If Keegan had simply explained that the dead people were being transported to the polls to vote for Dimocrats, she would have ben exonerated.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/14/2014 2:01:32 AM     (No. 9965262)

This dame must have used the DNC roll of voting dead people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 8/14/2014 9:27:52 AM     (No. 9965567)

Multiply this by 10,000 and you get the real cost of the fraud.

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