Friday, April 21, 2017
Health Care Fraud
In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the UC said the scheme used information from more than 500 students enrolled in its systemwide Student Health Insurance Plan that allowed doctors to write fraudulent medical prescriptions.
The UC is seeking a temporary restraining order hoping to halt the practice and the people behind it.
According to the UC, students were invited via social media to participate in fake clinical trials or recruited at campus job fairs. They were asked to divulge health insurance information, which the UC contends was used to forge prescriptions, court documents said. Payment for those prescriptions was made by the UC’s heath system...
Full story at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uc-health-scheme-20170420-story.html