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License to steal : how fraud bleeds America's health care system

Author: Malcolm K Sparrow
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Fraud and abuse bleeds more than 100 billion dollars each year out of the U.S. health system. This detailed examination shows the problem is worse than almost anyone knows, mostly invisible, and still far from controlled. Sparrow reveals that current control systems fail by presenting fraud perpetrators with a safe, easy-to-hit target: fully automated check-printing systems, which only require thieves to bill  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm K Sparrow
ISBN: 0813368103 9780813368108
OCLC Number: 43245549
Description: xx, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The State of the Art --
Control Failures --
How Goes the War? --
New Frontiers for Control --
False Claims --
Managed Care --
The Nature of the Fraud-Control Challenge --
The Pathology of Fraud Control --
The Importance of Measurement --
Assessment of Existing Fraud-Control Systems --
The Antithesis of Modern Claims Processing --
Prescription for Progress --
A Model Fraud-Control Strategy --
Detection Systems.
Responsibility: Malcolm K. Sparrow.
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This is an explanation of how thieves exploit the U.S. health system and steal more than $100 billion each year. The author examines the effects of managed care on the problem, the government's  Read more...

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