Health Care: Fraud Schemes Committed by Career Criminals and Organized Criminal Groups and Impact on Consumers and Legitimate Health Care Providers

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proliferation of Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance fraud on the part of criminals and organized criminal groups, focusing on: (1) the makeup and prior activities of such groups; (2) how organized criminal groups created medical entities or used legitimate medical entities or individuals to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers; (3) schemes used by such groups to commit health care fraud; and (4) the impact that illegal activity by such groups has on consumers and legitimate health ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. October 5, 1999.

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proliferation of Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance fraud on the part of criminals and organized criminal groups, focusing on: (1) the makeup and prior activities of such groups; (2) how organized criminal groups created medical entities or used legitimate medical entities or individuals to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers; (3) schemes used by such groups to commit health care fraud; and (4) the impact that illegal activity by such groups has on consumers and legitimate health care providers."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Health Care: Fraud Schemes Committed by Career Criminals and Organized Criminal Groups and Impact on Consumers and Legitimate Health Care Providers, text, October 5, 1999; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc303059/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.