Articles by

Joseph Pinciaro

06/12/15 6:00am
A lawsuit unsealed last month, filed under the False Claims Act, alleges Medicaid billing misdeeds. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A lawsuit unsealed last month, filed under the False Claims Act, alleges Medicaid billing misdeeds. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Jerry Bilinski said he remembers when things began getting uncomfortable for him at the Clubhouse of Suffolk.

At that point, in 2009, computers at the Roanoke Avenue nonprofit, which provides mental health services, were starting to replace handwritten billing statements and the technology was available to flag double billings, he recalled. He also remembers a memo that the program director sent to the entire staff at the organization, saying its focus to round out the year in December needed to be on providing the service that “generates the highest revenue.”

Mr. Bilinski included that memo in a lawsuit he filed in 2012 against his former employer, which was unsealed last month. (more…)

06/07/15 12:00pm
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06/02/15 12:00pm
Rainfall on Monday and Tuesday came as a welcome change of pace for local crops. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Rainfall on Monday and Tuesday came as a welcome change of pace for local crops. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

It might seem like a distant memory now, but last month proved to be the driest May on record, according to the National Weather Service, making the steady rainfall of June 1 and June 2 a relief to some farmers in the area.

The meteorological agency reported that a scant 0.42 inches fell throughout the month, as measured in Islip — the official NWS station on Long Island.

That’s the least rainfall ever recorded in May since records started being kept in 1984. (more…)