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Bipartisan Bill Offers New Approach to Medicare Fraud Fight

Health care leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee have reintroduced a bill (H.R. 2925) to strengthen anti-fraud efforts in Medicare by going after bad actors. The legislation from Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), who lead the panel's Health subcommittee, would allow federal officials to stop Medicare payments to individuals who have been involved with fraudulent entities in the past. The measure passed the House by voice vote in 2010. Source/more: The Hill

Md. woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for $7M Medicaid fraud

A Maryland woman convicted of submitting $7 million in fraudulent claims to the District of Columbia Medicaid program has been sentenced to more than six years in prison, states the Washington Post Fifty-five-year-old Jacqueline Wheeler of Chevy Chase, Md., was also ordered to pay $3.17 million in restitution at sentencing Friday.

The Office of Older Americans

The Office of Older Americans was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It was created to safeguard the rights of those over 62 and ensure they are properly educated about their financial options. Assistance in these and similar matters is all the more important now in a world with stagnant retirement accounts and rising healthcare costs. MetLife found that older Americans lost $3 billion from exploitation in 2010 alone. The rising senior population only means that the total cost of senior financial abuse will likely increase in the future. Tackling financial exploitation often…

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How To Contest A Will

You had a loving relationship with your mother and she always said she would leave everything to you and your siblings, but after she died, you discover she had recently written a new will, leaving everything to her housekeeper. Is there anything you can do? If you believe a loved one's will is not valid, you may be able to contest it. But proving a will is invalid is difficult and this process should be undertaken only if you are sure there is something wrong. Only certain people can contest a will. For example, you can't contest your friend's will…

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