Private Insurers Become Partners in the Fight Against Health Care Fraud

On July 26, 2012, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder joined with health insurance executives to announce a “ground-breaking” partnership among government stakeholders, health care anti-fraud groups, and private insurers to combat health care fraud. The newly-created “National Fraud Prevention Partnership” is notable for its formal inclusion of private insurers in the anti-fraud initiatives mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Among the private entities expected to become partners in “the voluntary, collaborative arrangement uniting public and private organizations” are Amerigroup, Humana, UnitedHealth, and WellPoint, as well as such insurance lobbyists as America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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