Healthcare fraud has been one of the growth areas in the insurance industry for a few years now. Recently I’ve talked about the government’s effort to combat this epidemic, investigate cases, make arrests, recover funds and do a better job screening applicants up front. It was only a matter of time…. This just in:
Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General just released their first “Top Ten Most Wanted Healthcare Fugitives List.” Two of the fugitives have already been captured but HHS OIG is seeking more than 170 healthcare fugitives. It’s interesting to note that there are several pairs of family members on the list. Apparently, healthcare fraud is a family affair!