Health care fraud around the country can cause victims to lose thousands of dollars.
Weiss & Parse Medical Malpractice Attorneys, a firm that handles claims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, analyzed data from the Better Business Bureau, which tracks health care fraud across the United States.
Analysis of the organization, “America’s cities with the most health care scams”. March has historically been the month with the most health care fraud reports. There is some good news: The total number of frauds and dollars lost has decreased over the past five years.
But the fraud can be expensive, losses sometimes reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Three California cities made the top 10 list of places reporting five-figure losses or more.
The best way to protect against health care fraud is to protect your patients’ personal health information and tell them to do the same, taking care to protect their personal data online.
Here are the top 10 cities for total losses due to health care fraud in the United States, based on incidents reported to the Better Business Bureau from January 2015 to September 2022.