About Health Care Fraud

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All You Need to Know About Health Care Fraud

Health care fraud occurs when you submit false or misleading information to your health care insurance company for the purposes of receiving benefits and/or reimbursements.  Whether you are a doctor or a patient, If you commit health care fraud, you may face imprisonment or be fined heavily. 

Who Might Commit Health Care Fraud?

Health care fraud can be committed by dishonest health care providers (doctors, dentists, or lab technicians) or by the health care plan holders themselves.  

Examples of Fraud By a Health Care Provider:

Example of Fraud By a Health Care Member:

Should I Consult an Attorney If I am Accused of Health Care Fraud?

If you are accused of health care fraud, you should contact an attorney immediately.  A criminal defense attorney can explain your rights and help defend you in court if needed. 

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Last Modified: 05-21-2014 11:10 AM PDT

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