April 28th, 2010
05:38 PM ET

Protect yourself against health care fraud

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http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/HEALTH/08/14/cocaine.traces.money/art.money.gi.jpg caption="NHCAA estimates that $60 billion a year is lost to health care fraud."]

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association

The United States spends more than $2 trillon on health care every year. Of that amount, NHCAA estimates conservatively that at least 3%–or more than $60 billion each year–is lost to fraud.

This loss directly impacts patients, taxpayers and government through higher heatlh care costs, insurance premiums and taxes. Additionally, health care fraud often hurts patients who may be subjected to unnecesary or unsafe procedures or who may be the victims of identity theft.

See tips from the NHCAA on how to spot fraud, how to stop it from taking place and how to report it here.

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Often the Federal Government largely rewards a consumer of an American Medical Doctor who engages in fraudulent claims, fraudulent practices and incitements to the patients to go along with a fraudulent claim for monetary gains.

    Report such fraudulent American Doctors and the chances of you receiving a financial reward from the Federal Government is very high.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm |