Published on December 5, 2014
Health insurance scams are on the rise, and the government and health care organizations are renewing their focus on stopping them. While most health insurance providers are honest, there are some that sell fake policies and medical discount cards to their customers. Advances in technology, better availability of information and greater awareness have helped the government, medical facilities, physicians and consumers combat fraud more effectively these days, but there is still a lot more to be done. Here is a look at some common health insurance scams and measures that hospitals and other medical outlets can take to prevent them.