Anna Blair, legal specialist in healthcare regulatory compliance and risk management, shares information about medical fraud – how to spot it and how to report it.
Pain management doctor gets five years in prison. Two doctors face 5 to 20 years behind bars. Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to Medicare fraud. Every year the federal government, specifically the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, working together, garner several billions of dollars in fines and penalties against healthcare providers who steal taxpayer dollars by committing Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare fraud and abuse. In 2019, three local doctors were caught in a five-state sweep by Medicare Fraud Strike Forces. These practitioners face possible monetary fines and penalties, prison terms, and loss of their medical licenses. Medicare maintains information on its Website to help beneficiaries recognize signs of possible fraud and abuse, including instructions on how to report your suspicions of wrongdoing. Become a Medicare Fraud Buster. It’s your money these crooks are stealing!