It's impossible to calculate the amount of healthcare fraud that exists, as much of it slips under the radar. However, healthcare fraud poses a serious problem, putting the health and welfare of beneficiaries at risk while costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
Preventing healthcare fraud and abuse is challenging, especially for hospitals, hospices, and other similar organizations. While there are a lot of honest and well-intentioned healthcare providers, there are quite a few perpetrators--ranging from street criminals to large companies. As such, owners of healthcare organizations need to be on their guard at all times. After all, allegations of fraud and abuse against low-level or top brass employees can affect the reputation of any healthcare organization.