From Drugs to Wheelchairs: White Paper Sounds Alarm About Growing Presence of Organized Crime in Healthcare Fraud
The Fraud Prevention & Investigation unit of Thomson Reuters has released a white paper that explores the growing presence of organized crime groups in healthcare fraud.
The paper offers an overview of the growing problem of healthcare fraud in the United States, the cost of which is estimated by Thomson Reuters to be $150 billion annually, and the disturbing trend of organized crime groups and gangs in perpetuating complex schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.
The free, in-depth white paper, titled “From Drugs to Wheelchairs: New Technology Fights the Growing Menace of Organized Crime in Healthcare Fraud,” offers details about the fight against fraud being mounted by government agencies and federal, state and local law enforcement. It details their use of sophisticated technology such as data mining and predictive analysis using search tools like CLEAR for Healthcare Fraud Investigations to stop organized crime groups.
“Organized crime groups and gangs are turning from drugs to healthcare fraud, and taking with them billions of taxpayer dollars from the healthcare system. They’re lured by the vast amount of money flowing through Medicare and Medicaid, and the relatively low risk of violence,” said Steve Rubley, managing director, Government, Thomson Reuters. “This white paper sheds light on the fight our government is waging against this fraud, and the state-of-the-art technologies that are assisting investigators in this fight.”
To request a free copy of the white paper, please send an email to clear[at]thomsonreuters.com.