Blue Cross, United Missed $11M In Fake Health Charges: NY

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- New York state’s comptroller said Wednesday that the state’s health insurance program has paid as much as $11 million for overcharged and nonexistent medical services, and faulted contractors Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and United HealthCare Services Inc. for not catching the phony billings.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released two audits that revealed that NYSHIP paid for special items such as implants, drugs, blood and evaluation procedures that were never performed. Medical providers were paid as much as $7.8 million for phony evaluations, while hospitals were...
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