Healthcare Fraud Doesn’t Only Affect the Federal Fisc

According to the FBI, rooting out health care fraud is central to the well- being of both our citizens and the overall economy.  Not only does fraud cost the United States tens of billions of dollars each year, it continues to be a rising domestic threat.  Why?  The cost of health care is expected to exceed $3 trillion in 2014, with spending outpacing inflation.  Healthcare fraud includes false claims associated with medical care or services, medical diagnosis and treatment, drugs and biologicals, supplies, appliances, and medical equipment.