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Common Healthcare Fraud Schemes Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00
 
Last month's indictment of more than 600 people nationwide, in what the feds dubbed "the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history," should serve as a warning that the government is serious about cracking down on those who abuse the system.
 
As we wrote about in June, of the 601 defendants charged, 165 were medical professionals and the alleged crimes run the gamut - from accepting kickbacks  to writing illegal prescriptions to billing for services that were not provided. In total, the government estimates that the individuals were responsible for more than $2 billion in fraudulent billing. In the Southern District of Florida, 124 defendants were charged with offenses relating to their participation in various fraud schemes involving more than $337 million in false billings. Although healthcare fraud schemes come with their own set of circumstances, many are taken from the same playbook.
 
Here's a quick rundown of some of those tactics being used and some tips on how you can spot such illegal misconduct...
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:42
 


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