Preventing Holiday Fraud at Your Medical Practice
The holiday season brings many joys and pressures including fraud
By Ike Devji, JD One issue medical practice owners and managers need to be vigilant about during the holiday season is the increased risk of internal fraud, medical billing fraud, and embezzlement that often capitalizes on recurring year-end cycles in revenue, spending, and inventory and a lack of regular oversight.
In our last discussion we covered some of the many external fraud schemes your practice faces at year-end, including a detailed look at invoice fraud. While I provided some specifics to help prevent external threats, that fraud may be even harder to prevent when instigated or assisted by an internal accomplice, an employee or even a partner in your practice.
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