U.S. recovers $4 billion in health fraud payments

One of the growth areas in the insurance fraud arena has been healthcare fraud. One of the manners to stem the tide has been agressive, proactive analytic techniques combined with aggressive investigation, enforcement and prosecution. In this case, doing a better job screening provider applicants up front before they are added to the system, helps reduce the risk of fraudulent payments to these entities down the road. This is a good start and a great result! Aside from the aggressive preventative anti-fraud measures, if you recover funds… that’s an added bonus!  money