Healthcare fraud does not discriminate, it impacts everyone, especially the less fiscally fortunate and the elderly who are denied critical health services. This is why we must expose healthcare fraud and abuse for as we can.
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. Healthcare is so important in any country, it is vital to look after your citizens’ health in all countries to ensure a good quality of life, in the EU there is a European Health Card Submission Service which is beneficial to it’s citizens to look after them and support them with any health concerns they may encounter. This is an example of good healthcare practice and good healthcare practice must be followed in the US too.
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. Therefore, you must be careful when dealing with healthcare as you could be dealing with fraud, you should do your research beforehand and check what you need to know about telehealth fraud and other types of healthcare fraud to make sure that it is legit and genuine.
Healthcare fraud whistleblowers usually fall into one of three categories:
- Medical professionals
- Healthcare Professionals
- Financial Professionals