How Big is Insurance Fraud?

How big is insurance fraud? It’s this big.

It’s so big, it’s difficult to understand. Take, for instance, the largest national health care takedown in U.S. history. According to the DOH, it took place last month:

More than 600 people were charged, including 165 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals

162 people (including 76 doctors) were charged with prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics

The total amount of fraudulent billings to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and private insurance companies exceeded $2 billion

The DOJ press release reported that many of the billings were for medically unnecessary treatments, prescriptions, and medications that were neither provided nor obtained by the individuals who were insured … and in whose names they were ordered. Other defendants are accused of paying kickbacks for providing personal information of insured persons to providers so they could submit phony billings to Medicare.

How much of our heath insurance premiums do you think foot the bill for this?

Register for Classroom Insurance CE in Montana, October 5 & 6

We are holding two days of insurance classroom seminars in Montana on October 5 and 6, offering a total of 14 hours of approved insurance continuing education credit.

October 5, Bigfork (sponsored by FloodCo)

8 to 9 a.m. – 2015 Montana Insurance Legislative Updates (1 hour of CE) -BRAND NEW course

9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Ethical Dilemmas (3 hours of CE) – BRAND NEW course

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. – lunch (included)

1:15 to 4:15 p.m. – Cyber Security (3 hours of CE) – 2nd presentation; 1st presentation was in Missoula in June

 

Seating is limited and registration is being handled by Lloy Griffing at FloodCo. You may contact Lloy by phone at 406-270-0799 or by email at Lloy@FloodCo.net. Location: Marina Cay conference room.

 

October 6, Kalispell

8 to 11 a.m. – Insuring Mother Nature (3 hours of CE) – BRAND NEW course

12 to 4 p.m. – Insurance Fraud (4 hours of CE)

 

Seating is limited. A $10 late registration fee applies, per seminar, only for the October 6th events for registrations received after 9/29. Location: Montana Logging Association, 2224 Highway 35.

Free Webinar – Insurance Fraud

In partnership with A.D. Banker and Company, I’ll be presenting a 45-minute webinar preview of A.D. Banker’s insurance CE course, Identifying Insurance Fraud, at 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 7th and again on Thursday, March 21st.  The CE course is available online as a self-study course and, depending upon your state, has been approved for 5 to 7 credit hours for producers and adjusters.

Click here to register for the free webinar.

To review the courses offered by A.D. Banker (many of which I developed and wrote), visit their website and choose your state and preferred method of course delivery (classroom, online, or self-study).

All my webinars, trainings, and CE classroom presentations appear in my events calendar, which appears at the bottom of each page on this website, as soon as they’re scheduled.