Readers' Choice: 20 Most Viewed Posts on FraudBlawg in 2010

Healthcare fraud was far and away the subject of most interest to our readers in 2010, with 19 out of the top 20 most read posts concerning healthcare fraud.  The one post in the top 20 not related to healthcare fraud concerned allegations that defense contractor Blackwater billed the government for prostitutes who entertained the mercenary firm’s employees.  Among the most read healthcare posts, readers seemed particularly interested in Hospice Fraud, Home Health Fraud, Physical Therapy Fraud, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fraud.  Below in descending order are links to the top 20 most read posts out of the more than 180 posts that appeared on FraudBlawg during 2010:

#1 Wall Street Journal Says Amedisys And Other Home Health Companies May Be “Taking Advantage” of Medicare

#2 SouthernCare Hospice Pays Near $25 Million in Record Medicare Hospice Fraud Settlement

#3 Amedisys Stock Falls an Additional 23% Amidst Uncertainty of Senate and SEC Fraud Investigations

#4 Senate Opens Investigation into Home Health Companies Amedisys, Almost Family, LHC Group, and Gentiva

#5 DoJ Joins Whistleblower Suit Against Dr. Najam Azmat and Georgia Hospital for Unnecessary, Dangerous, and Deadly Procedures

#6 Physical Therapy Fraud

#7 DME Fraud

#8 Wellcare Announces $137.5M Settlement; Whistleblower Says Damages More Like $600M

# 9 Blackwater Whistleblowers Report Prostitution and Unjustified Shootings on Taxpayers Dime

#10 All American Home Care, Inc. Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Scheme

#11 The Medicare Hospice Benefit: “Sure Was a Good Idea ‘Til Greed Got in the Way”

#12 Home Health Fraud

#13 Senators Grassley and Baucus Request Documents From Home Health Agencies

#14 Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud

#15 Criminal Medicare Hospice Fraud

#16 Unnecessary EMS Transport to Dialysis Centers Results in Conviction

#17 U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance Announces Healthcare Fraud Indictment of Charlotte Turley; Prosecution Team Led by Lloyd Peeples

#18 $2.3M Physical Therapy Medicare Fraud Results in Prison Sentence for Sacred Hope Therapist

#19 Hospice Fraud

#20 OIG Semiannual Report: SouthernCare Hospice Is Third Largest Civil Medicare Recovery

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