20 In Smith County Charged With TennC...

20 In Smith County Charged With TennCare Fraud

There are 18 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Dec 10, 2008, titled 20 In Smith County Charged With TennCare Fraud. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Twenty people have been charged with fraud in Smith County, accused of selling prescription drugs paid for with TennCare benefits.

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Hendersonville, TN

#1 Dec 10, 2008
Just imagine all the fraud that goes unnoticed.

Gallatin, TN

#2 Dec 10, 2008
Some of it is the doctors fault. Some doctors just keep giving and giving. I know a couple of people who get all kind of drugs from their doctor. They go to the same one. They get muscle relaxers, nerve pills, 2 kind of pain pills. They get these every month. They both sell some of their pills. They always tell their friends to go to this doctor.I wished they could caught every person who is screwing Tn. care, The FS, Or AFDC programs. There are so many who is getting over on the system. I don't think some of the programs care. It don'r seem they do anything about it.

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Dec 10, 2008
Barbara wrote:
Just imagine all the fraud that goes unnoticed.
Isn't that the truth!

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Dec 11, 2008
I am glad to hear that those people are caught as so many "real people are suffering " because of them. There are plenty more doing the same thing if they would check into it more. Try Sumner cty for instance!!!!

Gallatin, TN

#6 Dec 11, 2008
JWOL, your a nurse, why do you think they can't realize that any pt. or dr. write or get way to many prescritions? Surely with the computer sense of today, you would think there would have to be some way. I know that heppa law(or whatever it is called) protects the pt. and I guess this protects the dr. to.

Gallatin, TN

#9 Dec 11, 2008
This is really good news. Sad, to say but it could have been my ex sister-in-law from Portland. It wasn't, but her time is coming. Ladd has been getting away with all kind of crapp for YEARS. He has been in trouble. Most of the pt.that saw him over the yr. have been to just get drugs. He wasn't the only one from portland. It has always just been one of those things that everyone knew, but nothing was ever done. Anyone taking hard drugs should be teasted from time to time. I've heard that they can tell how much of your medicine you have in your system. This is good. But, how and when will these dr. have to answer for writing to many rx. I have know many people who run from dr. to dr.. A few yr. back one dr. ladd was in portlan(father) and the son was in Westmoreland, and alot of pt. would go to both. There are VERY, VERY few dr. I would want to see in Portland, but I still hate hearing the hospitol will close down.. Gallatin will be a long drive if Emergency. At least you could get oxygen, or lifeflight, or whatever until you could get to another one.

Madison, TN

#11 Apr 17, 2009
what doctor are we atlking about and np

Nashville, TN

#12 Apr 19, 2009
justwonderingoutloud wrote:
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Brenda Dixon was the one arrested. She used several names.
I know I seem to know a lot about that area, I'm good friends with the husband of one of the area's practitioners. I hang out and catch up on all the crap. Plus I know a lot of Sumner County doc's and nurses.
I have parents that live up in the Macon County area. And my wife has parents from the Trousdale
Smith county area. Any bad apples in the medical field up that way? All four seem to be taking a lot of medicines.
barely making a living

Granville, TN

#13 Apr 19, 2009
Mark, majority of docs in Smith County are drug pushers, that is why I moved my parents to Lebanon.

Nashville, TN

#17 Apr 19, 2009
Thanks for the info. Although I Live away from them, I still keep up on a daily basis. Even if it is just a simple 15 minutes call. They are all good friends ... 4 inlaws friends? Immagine that? And they all walk together 3-5 miles daily up in macon county at a park walking track. I was just wondering with their good health if all the meds were actually needed. None are narcotics so it's probably nothing. High blood pressure, sugar, etc.

White House, TN

#19 Aug 11, 2010

Scottsville, KY

#20 Nov 10, 2010
this is why i as sick as i am cant get tenn care

Scottsville, KY

#21 Nov 10, 2010
people like them!!!!!!!!
The Real Thing

Gallatin, TN

#22 Aug 9, 2011
I wonder if Shelia Wheeler/West was one of them?
Actually I pray she was one of them who got caught.
I do know she has hot checks all over 2 counties.
The Real Thing

Gallatin, TN

#23 Aug 9, 2011
Shelia West the sister of Jimmy Wheeler is one of these Tenncare fraud people. She sings for her church and plays the piano there and then after church goes home to shoot her dope.

Hendersonville, TN

#24 Aug 19, 2011
Why don't they go to Davidson county office where they apply and arrest thousands of them..

Mountain View, CA

#25 Dec 5, 2015
Are people that do abuse c10 care but these people that are on here talking has no ideal are not qualified to play Dr and say they are abusing their medicine or how much medicine they should get because she can't measure anyone's pain until you're in their shoes but you might be in pain one day and wish that you could have a pain pill I think it's re that somebody would bother peoples Dr and medicines if they are not abusing the system if they would mind their own business and stay off the telephones pick up the Bible and read it whenever you're bored instead of rattling your tongue it be a whole lot better place to live
no shame

United States

#26 Nov 25, 2017
lady wrote:
this is why i as sick as i am cant get tenn care
Tell enough lies and getpaid cash hide income go sit in church every Sunday and you can get it.No don't do that they will get caught ! Stealing is Stealing Lying is Lying Put lipstick on a Pig still a Pig I was shocked at some folks that does this.

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