CHARLES PIPER'S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Piper's new book was published and released by Routledge on June 21, 2017.

It's titled, Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook.
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Table of Contents

CONTRACT & PROCUREMENT FRAUD INVESTIGATION GUIDEBOOK

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Author

Chapter 1 Introduction to contracts, procurements and related fraud

Chapter 2 Corruption in contracting

Chapter 3 Source selection and competition schemes

Chapter 4 Contractor and vendor performance schemes

Chapter 5 Contractor and vendor payment schemes

Chapter 6 Investigators, enforcers and statutes

Chapter 7 Investigative sources and resources

Chapter 8 Investigative tools and techniques

Chapter 9 Interviews and interrogations

Chapter 10 Investigative reports and evidence

Chapter 11 Investigative case planning, goals, and strategies

(The Piper Method of Conducting Thorough and Complete Investigations*)

Chapter 12 Case presentations and testifying

Chapter 13 Post adjudicative action

Chapter 14 Sample case study-story # 1

Chapter 15 Sample case study-story # 2

Chapter 16 Sample case study-story # 3

Conclusion

Appendix: Samples of visual aids for presentations on contract and procurement fraud, collusion and corruption investigations

Index

Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook


Published by CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 
Released on March 17, 2016

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SUMMARY
Although there are books on the market that describe how to “detect” healthcare fraud, Piper’s new book describes how to detect & “investigate” it!  Detection is a very important starting point but it does not stop healthcare fraud. Thorough and complete investigating finds the criminals and holds them accountable. This book can revolutionize the way that healthcare fraud investigations are conducted. It teaches not only how to detect and investigate but also how to find previously undetected fraud.  Most investigations are not conducted this way. The author’s own unique approach to investigating (The Piper Method) is detailed in which as many as 10 simultaneous investigations are conducted on each case.

Features

Starts with a description of the history of health care insurance and describes the schemes

Provides detailed guidance on how to conduct an investigation

Contains sample case presentation visual aids

Describes the "Piper Method" of investigation

Details an entire case study allowing the reader to conduct the investigation


CONTENTS:

BACKGROUND ON HEALTHCARE INSURANCE & RELATED FRAUD; TWENTY COMMON HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FRAUD SCHEMES; OTHER HEALTHCARE FRAUDSTERS & SCHEMES; VICTIMS, INVESTIGATORS, COMPLAINANTS; LAWS & STATUTES; CODES, NUMBERS, FORMS & DOCUMENTS; INVESTIGATIVE SOURCES & RESOURCES; INVESTIGATIVE TOOLS & TECHNIQUES; INTERVIEWS & INTERROGATIONS; INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS & EVIDENCE; INVESTIGATIVE CASE PLANNING; GOALS & STRATEGY; CASE PRESENTATIONS & TESTIFYING;POST ADJUDICATIVE ACTION;
SAMPLE CASE STUDY UTILIZING THE “PIPER METHOD”;
CONCLUSION;  Samples (Slides) of Case Presentation Visual Aids

PRAISE FOR

HEALTHCARE FRAUD INVESTIGATION GUIDEBOOK

“Investigating health care fraud is a challenge for both the rookie and experienced investigator.  Success requires knowledge of how our health care system works and of the broad range of potential fraud schemes unique to health care, along with solid investigative techniques and skills.  Charles Piper’s excellent book, Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook covers all of these topics and more, providing investigators with the practicable information they need to meet the challenge.  A copy of Charles Piper’s, Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook should be on every health care fraud investigator’s desk.”

Louis Saccoccio, JD 

CEO, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association

“Healthcare fraud is so enormous that no one can accurately estimate what the total cost is. And, it costs all of us. Everyone reading this sentence is the victim of healthcare fraud through higher medical fees, increased premiums, and tax hikes. I am grateful that an experienced fraud examiner such as Charles Piper has taken the time to share his extensive knowledge and experience so that others can join him in the fight to reduce this massive epidemic.”

James D. Ratley, CFE, CEO & President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“Healthcare fraud is costing money and lives. Charles Piper’s, Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook exposes the problem and provides tested methods to investigate healthcare shenanigans. The Piper Method of conducting through and complete investigations needs to become the preventive remedy that cures the greed that is poisoning the healthcare industry.”

Scott Amey, J.D., General Counsel, Project On Government Oversight (POGO)





“Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: 
Operation War Stories”


The book provides investigative insight and guidance on how to conduct thorough and complete investigations.  The methods taught will allow investigators to solve more cases – even with fewer resources.  The author (Charles E. Piper, CFE, CRT – licensed P.I. and retired Federal Agent) teaches how investigators should perform as many as ten different types of investigations simultaneously:  
1.  Criminal,
2.  Civil,
3.  Administrative,
4.  ID similar wrongful acts by same suspect,
5.  ID other wrongful acts by same suspect,
6.  ID others who have committed same wrongs as suspect,
7.  Project others who might commit similar acts in future,
8.  ID Waste/Abuse,
9.  ID Systemic Weaknesses (Cause/Contributing Factors),
10. Consider improvements/corrections to be made (to ensure the wrong does not reoccur).
The book includes numerous “War Stories” based on Piper’s 30 +
years of investigative experience.

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Praise for Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories:

“Experience is the best teacher. And Charles Piper has it in spades. Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories shows the good, the bad and the ugly — from the trenches. Yes, fighting fraud is a war. This book belongs in the investigator’s stockpile of weapons.”

Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“Charles Piper is one of the most experienced investigators I know. But like most good investigators, he learned more from his mistakes than he did from his successes. This book walks you through his amazing career and allows the reader to learn some of the lessons Charles learned the hard way. His stories are entertaining and informative. Investigators of all levels will improve their skills by following his lessons.”

James D. Ratley, CFE, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“I worked with Chuck Piper when I was a federal prosecutor.  He was one of the smartest, hardest-working and tenacious federal investigators I ever met.  Chuck has the ability to think outside-the-box which is an important quality because fraud schemes are constantly evolving in both creativity and complexity.  Chuck is without doubt, one of the best!” 

Paul S. Padda, Partner, Cohen & Padda, LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada

“This book is must reading for all those who want investigations to be thorough and complete.  Charles Piper has a rare combination of investigative know how and street smarts.  His unique shared approach to investigating combined with his own investigative ‘War Stories’ will help investigators and fraud fighters worldwide solve more cases, catch more criminals and better combat fraud, waste, and abuse.” 

Bruce Durbin, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Retired)

“This guidebook is a game changer!  Readers will learn to conduct investigations like never before.  Charles Piper's decades of real life investigative War Stories provide insight all investigators and future investigators will appreciate.”

Scott Baldwin, Licensed Private Investigator and Owner of Advanced Investigative & Screening Solutions, Houston, Texas

“I sure hope the bad guys don’t ever get hold of this. Charles Piper has written the book on fraud—and how to expose it. A tough, thorough investigator, Piper details how to peel back layers of financial schemes. His informal style is engaging. Each chapter includes personal anecdotes that provide rich context for cases that don’t always go right. It should be required reading for law enforcement and financial-crimes examiners.”

Robert Anglen, Investigative Reporter, The Arizona Republic, 12 News (KPNX)

"The book (Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories) by Mr. Piper is very informative and will add great insight to fraud investigators. His stories and how he worked through problems that all fraud fighters will encounter will give both newcomers and old time investigators encouragement and are thought provoking. An excellent book."

 Durand Ferguson, CFE, Senior Audit Advisor, Memphis, Tennessee

"A good investigator is always learning. A great investigator uses his experience to help others learn. In this book, Charles E. Piper, CFE, shares a lifetime of experience to provide a critical framework for approaching investigative work and understanding the managerial environment. Whether new on the job, or a veteran of many years of service, this is a book that every investigator must read."
Gilbert R. Jimenez, Licensed Private Investigator; Principal - Insight Investigation Services of Chicago, IL; Attorney;
Former Deputy Inspector General - Illinois




                    "FIELDS OF SPRING"

A book with over 170 color photographs covering Major League Baseball's Spring Training in both Florida and Arizona.  The book provides tips and other useful information for any baseball fan who is considering or ever dreamed about visiting the Major League Baseball Spring Training Complexes. 
                (The book is NOW available in paperback & e-book!)  

                           (Photo Above: front and back cover of, "Fields of Spring")
                           
Visit:    www.fieldsofspring.com
The website includes a colorful video showing stadiums and other fun stuff about Spring Training with ragtime piano music playing in the background.
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November 2014
Fraud Magazine (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
"The Successful Fraud Fighter"
This articles provides guidance and reminders of what it takes to be a successful fraud fighter.


May 2014

Fraud Magazine (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
"Needles in a Paystack"
This article describes a healthcare provider investigation involving an allergy doctor. It is also Chapter One of the ACFE's book, "Insurance Fraud Casebook"

 
MAY 2013

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR: (Chapter One)
"INSURANCE FRAUD CASEBOOK - PAYING A PREMIUM FOR CRIME"

(Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
(Click on Link Below)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/insurance-fraud-casebook-joseph-t-wells/1115192478?ean=9781118617717


JAN-FEB 2013
(Magazine Cover & Feature Article)

"
TEN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FRAUD SCHEMES"
FRAUD MAGAZINE

(Click on Link Below)
http://www.acfe.com/article.aspx?id=4294976280


JULY-AUGUST 2012
(Magazine Cover & Feature Article)

"FINDING THE BID RIGGERS - 12 RED FLAGS OF CONTRACT
                                                     & PROCUREMENT FRAUD"

FRAUD MAGAZINE


(Click on Link Below)

http://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4294973850



SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2012


"TIPS FOR PLANNING AND CONDUCTING 
LARGE SCALE INVESTIGATIONS"

PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATOR (PI) MAGAZINE
(Feature Article)
(This article only available to subscribers - See PIMagazine.com)



May - June 2012

"INVESTIGATING WHITE-COLLAR CRIME
    WITH A BLUE-COLLAR APPROACH"


FRAUD MAGAZINE

(Click on Below Link)
http://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4294972769
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