Preventing & Reporting Health Care Fraud
Know the signs. Prevent & report fraud.
- It’s illegal to submit a false claim form to an insurance company in order to be paid for health care services which were not received or provided.
- This is a violation of the New Jersey Health Care Claims Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.2 and 2C:21-4.3.
- In addition, this person can be required to pay a fine of up to $150,000 or up to five times the amount of the claim.
- A person who is not a doctor, chiropractor, etc., could be sentenced to 3 to 5 years in jail for filing just one false claim.
- Suspect or know of someone committing Health Insurance Fraud?
Report it here to the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.
- It’s illegal to participate in a scheme to offer or receive kickbacks in connection with the furnishing of items or services which are billable to the Medicaid program.
- It’s illegal to over bill Medicaid for services provided.
- It’s illegal to receive more Medicaid benefits than you’re entitled to.
- These are violations of N.J.S.A. 30:4D-17, punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $10,000 penalty.
- They may also be violations of the Health Care Claims Fraud Act and other criminal statutes.
- Suspect or know of someone committing Medicaid Fraud or Elder Abuse & Neglect?
Report it here to the New Jersey Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
- A health care provider bills Medicare for services you never received.
- A supplier bills Medicare for equipment you never got.
- Someone uses another person’s Medicare card to get medical care, supplies, or equipment.
- Someone bills Medicare for home medical equipment after it has been returned.
- A company offers a Medicare drug plan that has not been approved by Medicare.
- A company uses false information to mislead you into joining a Medicare plan.
- Suspect or know of someone committing Medicare Fraud?
Report it here to the United States HHS Office of Inspector General.