Blog: Using global support to address healthcare fraud


Fraud is becoming a key target for the health insurance industry as it bids to stem the continued growth in medical inflation.

Dr Simon Peck explains what UK anti-fraud practitioners learnt from their international colleagues at the recent Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group (HICFG) conference. What is always so striking at such events is how similar the international experiences are. In most countries, just as in the UK, the number of individuals involved in undertaking fraud is small but they can nevertheless cause disproportionate harm. Fraud expert William Mahon (past president of the USA's National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association) reflected how he had observed insurers and funders of healthcare th...

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