Healthcare fraud does not discriminate, it impacts everyone, especially the less fiscally fortunate and the elderly who are denied critical health services.
The most prevalent forms of health care fraud involve the following government programs:
Medicare: federal healthcare program providing insurance to those over 65 and those with certain disabilities.
Medicaid: a joint federal /state healthcare program providing insurance on an as needed basis to aged, disabled, blind and low income individuals.
Tricare: Military Healthcare operated by the US Department of Defense. Tricare provides healthcare to uniformed service members, retirees and their families.
Successful healthcare fraud claims can reap substantial rewards.
Healthcare fraud whistleblowers usually fall into one of three categories:
- Medical professionals
- Healthcare Professionals
- Financial Professionals