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  • Yes, it certainly is.

    Yes, billing fraud is a growing problem. Many unscrupulous companies trying to increase profits, or even meet business costs, resort to making billing "errors" when in fact they're not mistakes at all. They are intentional billing discrepancies where the consumer is charged more than he or she owes. This needs to stop.

  • Yes, this is true.

    Yes, on so many levels. Fraud and abuse are widespread and very costly to America's health-care system. Fraud involves intentional deception or misrepresentation intended to result in an unauthorized benefit. An example would be billing for services that are not rendered. Abuse may be similar to fraud except that it is not possible to establish that the abusive acts were done with an intent to deceive the insurer.

  • It is rampant.

    Many doctors, medical professionals, and even lawyers make their money through billing fraud. Because people have insurance that pays their medical bills, these doctors order procedures and practices that aren't necessary, just so that they can make a quick buck. Medical care would be much cheaper if fraud wasn't such a big problem.

  • Yes, on so many levels.

    Fraud and abuse are widespread and very costly to America's health-care system. Fraud involves intentional deception or misrepresentation intended to result in an unauthorized benefit. An example would be billing for services that are not rendered. Abuse involves charging for services that are not medically necessary, do not conform to professionally recognized standards, or are unfairly priced. An example would be performing a laboratory test on large numbers of patients when only a few should have it. Abuse may be similar to fraud except that it is not possible to establish that the abusive acts were done with an intent to deceive the insurer.

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