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Office of (OIG) Prevent Health care fraud and abuse

Evaluate the effectiveness of the Office of Internal Affairs Health care Fraud and Abuse Program. Describe effective actions health care organizations can take to decrease their liability in this area.

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The Federal Government spends large amounts of money on health care programs. Some individuals or corporations will exploit this for their own gain. An estimated 3% of health care spending went to Fraud. The Office of Internal General finds fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In 1996 the Health Fraud and Abuse program was formed. The program confirms their success and reports monetary results yearly. In 2010 the Federal Government negotiated $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments. The ...

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This is a 300 word description of the effectiveness of the Office of Internal Affairs on preventing fraud and abuse in health care. The description explains the occurrence of fraud and abuse and the money recovered. The description includes some ways health care organizations can prevent fraud and abuse by accident. The solution offers a website for more information on the government program for prevention.

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