Published on August 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
AP/Miami Herald: Scott Promises Funding For Nursing Homes
Gov. Rick Scott promised adequate funding for nursing homes at a conference for providers of elderly care, but protesters criticized his opposition to President Obama's health care overhaul and his refusal to enforce some of its provisions. The Florida governor spoke for five minutes Wednesday to more than 700 attendees at the Florida Home Care Association's annual conference. Scott avoided about two dozen protesters who stood outside the Hilton Orlando in a downpour of rain (8/1).
MSNBC/Philly Burbs: Trio Indicted In $2.5 Million Medicare Fraud For Ambulance Rides
Three men, two of them from Bucks County, were indicted Wednesday in a $2.5 million scheme to defraud Medicare, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. MedEx Ambulance Inc. of Feasterville was indicted on 41 counts of health care fraud, false statements, wire fraud and conspiracy, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. The company, owned by Aleksandr N. Zagorodny of Holland and Sergey Zagorodny of Philadelphia, transported patients who could travel on their own and without an ambulance, according to the indictment (Mattar, 8/2).
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