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Fraud in Health Care: FinCEN Report Reveals the Top Seven Pandemic-Related Scams

Law enforcement and financial institutions have detected several instances of potential fraud activity related to health care benefit programs, health insurance and COVID-19 health care relief funds. Earlier this year, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Center (FinCEN) released an advisory report regarding … Continue reading

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HIPAA: Why We Needed It and What It Does

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was introduced in 1996 by President Clinton. Its effects are broad and far-reaching, and it represents a major form of healthcare reform before the Affordable Care Act. When most people think of … Continue reading

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Discrimination Under HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act: Why Health Insurers Can’t Pick and Choose Insureds

In general, insurers are allowed to choose who they insure. The process of sorting the insurable from the uninsurable is called “underwriting,” and it’s how most insurance companies function. People or companies who want coverage have to submit evidence that … Continue reading

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