License To Steal: Why Fraud Plagues America's Health Care System

By: Malcolm K. Sparrow

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Criminal fraud must be factored into the current debates about health care reform, budget deficits, and proposed Medicare/Medicaid cutbacks. As a polity, how can we make good public policy if we dont know how much of the nations one trillion dollar health care budget is being lost to fraud? The amounts are staggering, measured in hundreds of billions of dollars, but nobody knows for sure exactly how much is being lost. Malcolm Sparrow, an expert on fraud control, reviews how the health care industry approaches the problem and concludes that fraud is rampant, largely uncontrolled, and mostly invisible to policymakers. The problem will only get worse, he says, unless the industry at all levels changes its priorities, its strategies for uncovering and preventing fraud, and its technological approach. }Criminal fraud must be factored into the current debates about health care reform, budget deficits, and proposed Medicare/Medicaid cutbacks. As a polity, how can we make good public policy if we dont know how much of the nations one trillion dollar health care budget is being lost to fraud? The amounts are staggering, measured in hundreds of billions of dollars, but nobody knows for sure exactly how much is being lost.Malcolm Sparrow, an expert on fraud control, reviews how the health care industry approaches the problem and concludes that fraud is rampant, largely uncontrolled, and mostly invisible to policymakers. The problem will only get worse, he says, unless the industry at all levels changes its priorities, its strategies for uncovering and preventing fraud, and its technological approach.Many believe that electronic claims processing will save billions of dollars and that managed care will eliminate the major categories of fraud. By contrast, Sparrow shows how electronic claims processing could lead to unprecedented fraud losses, and how managed care makes fraud much more dangerous to human health. The final sectionprescriptions for progressis a must for policymakers at every level, and for anyone with an interest in the science of fraud control more broadly, in any context. } 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health::Medical; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 0813330688. ISBN/EAN: 9780813330686. Inventory No: 247735. Paperback

Title: License To Steal: Why Fraud Plagues America's Health Care System

Author Name: Malcolm K. Sparrow

Categories: Medical,

Publisher: USA, Westview Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0813330688

ISBN Number 13: 9780813330686

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Seller ID: 247735

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