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Healthcare fraud:definition of the day

health-care.jpegTypes of fraud include kickbacks, billing for services not rendered, billing for unnecessary equipment, and billing for services performed by a lesser qualified person. The health care providers who commit these fraud schemes encompass all areas of health care, including hospitals, home health care, ambulance services, doctors, chiropractors, psychiatric hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, and nursing homes. Violators may be prosecuted under: 18 U.S.C. 1347 Health Care Fraud. See, also, White-collar crime and Health Law.