Essay on Medicare Fraud
Medicare Fraud Scheme
A physician, office manager for the physician’s medical practice, and five owners of health care agencies were arrested for charges related to the …show more content…
Prevent Health Care Fraud Medicare fraud can be prevented by the following:
• When a health care service has taken place, record the dates.
• Save receipts and statements from providers and check for any inaccuracies. o Compare this information with the Medicare claim processed to ensure no extra charges are annotated.
• Guard Medicare and Social Security Numbers (SSN)
• Do not give medical number or SSN for free medical equipment or services.
Government Prevention The government is also helping to prevent and catch those responsible for Health Care Fraud by the 2009 creation of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). Heats mission is to gather resources across government to help prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and crack down on the fraud perpetrators who are abusing the system and costing us all billions of dollars, reduce skyrocketing