Medicare Fraud

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Medicare fraud is a term used to refer to an individual or corporation that seeks reimbursement of Medicare health care costs under false pretenses. While there are many different types of Medicare fraud, the end goal of all types of fraud is the same – to illegitimately collect money from the Medicare health care system. Types of Medicare fraud include: Phantom billing, patient billing, and inflating bills by increased billing codes. Fraudulent schemes like false billing and other forms of medicare fraud can result in criminal and civil penalties.The Affordable Care Act of 2009 provides funding to pursue physicians who are involved in both intentional and intentional Medicare fraud.

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