By David Levine, Contributor for U.S. News Nov. 13, 2018, at 11:55 a.m.
Fraud costs the government and consumers billions every year. Help by preventing scams and reporting suspicious behavior.
ACCORDING TO THE Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, scams against government and private health care insurers form the largest type of insurance fraud – by far. No one knows exactly how much money is lost through health care fraud, but it is likely in the tens of billions of dollars a year, the group claims. In addition, medical identity theft is now one of the top complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, CNBC reports.