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Blowing the Whistle on Medicaid Fraud Can Save Lives!

By Jason Bottlinger on March 14, 2018

Medicaid is a massive government program that provides coverage to millions of low-income and vulnerable patients every year. With any program so large, however, unscrupulous companies take their chances at filing overinflated or blatantly false bills.

An egregious example of this was Kool Smiles, a national children’s dental chain. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Kool Smiles was performing unnecessary procedures—tooth extractions, root canals, or pretend root canals—on their young patients and billing Medicaid. In all, the chain was found to have submitted false claims in 17 states, and ordered to pay back $24 million.
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Battling the Opioid Epidemic in Nebraska

By Jason Bottlinger on January 31, 2018

Nebraska is not immune to the opioid crisis sweeping across America, leaving millions of people struggling with an addiction to powerful painkillers.

Opioids are a class of drugs that specifically bind to the opioid receptors in a person’s brain. These receptors respond to chemicals like endorphins, which help reduce pain and create a sense of pleasure. Opioids include heroin, methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. Prescription opioids are used to help with serious pain that patients experience after dental procedures or surgery. But these drugs are highly addictive, and when prescribed for minor pain or in too high a dose, disaster results.
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When a Hospital Makes a Grave Mistake

By Jason Bottlinger on September 21, 2017

When an Omaha mother left her child at Children’s Home Healthcare, she thought her daughter would receive much-needed care. But an hour later, she received a phone call that no parent ever wants to receive.

According to Fox 42, the 19-month old girl had suffered cardiac arrest due to a seizure at the Omaha hospital near 78th and Farnam. The seizure led to her death. After an internal investigation, the hospital reported that they believe “human error” caused the accident.
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Immunizations: Yay or Nay?

By Jason Bottlinger on September 6, 2017

August was National Immunization Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to visit one of America’s most controversial topics: immunizations. Basically, immunization is the method of vaccinating people to make them immune to certain diseases. A vaccine is either a dead or weak disease organism that is administered through injection, by mouth, or even by aerosol.

Proponents of immunization value it as a modern, medical marvel. The opposition sees it as a problem that could cause more harm than good.

Let’s dive right in.
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Huge $417M Verdict Handed Down in Talcum Powder Case

By Jason Bottlinger on August 31, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a California jury handed down the largest verdict yet in the ongoing saga of “talc causes cancer.” That is, Johnson & Johnson, which markets the product for public consumption, flat-out denying the claims of thousands of women who believe that long-term use of Johnson’s talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.
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