Question : Boiler rooms with slick telemarketers offered full physicals for a little or no fee : 2139070
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1) Boiler rooms with slick telemarketers offered full physicals for a little or no fee. This free diagnostic service turned out to be very costly because:
A) information was used to file claims against insurance companies and government insurance.
B) patients' credit card information was obtained and card companies were billed.
C) patients were required to furnish bank information and electronic checks were processed by financial institutions.
D) patients were pushed to take out loans to cover services.
2) The ripple effect of false medical diagnoses to get money includes which of the following?
A) People unable to get life insurance
B) Negative credit card history created
C) People denied jobs
D) People unable to get bonding necessary for particular jobs
3) The phrase "cartel-type frauds" used in connection with health care refers to frauds perpetrated by:
A) criminal organizations.
B) a single central provider with thousands of patients.
C) passing patients from doctor to doctor.
4) Medicare is an easy mark for fraudulent equipment sales because:
A) no check is made on the qualifications of doctors.
B) no verifications are made of patient conditions.
C) no check is made on patient eligibility.
D) of failure to account for the legitimacy of suppliers.
5) Medicare can be an easy mark because:
A) it often fails to account for the legitimacy of suppliers.
B) patients pressure doctors to sign forms.
C) doctors' signatures are forged.
D) of corrupt doctors.
6) In some instances, the equipment is not only nonessential, it is also:
A) harmful. B) outdated. C) overpriced. D) defective.
7) Home care is a burgeoning business for scam artists. A company called Professional Care was paid for all of the following except:
A) services done by untrained workers. B) work done by nonexistent workers.
C) more hours than those provided. D) care for nonexistent patients.
8) ________ treatment accounts for 1/4 of all home infusion services, providing plenty of opportunity for would-be criminals.
A) Emphysema B) Kidney disease
C) Cancer D) AIDS
9) Ghost services are:
A) procedures where one service is divided into many services and billed accordingly.
B) services designated so that maximum fees can be charged.
C) hospital room charges that are reasonable but other charges are very high.
D) services that never happened.
10) Upcoding is:
A) hospital room charges that are reasonable but other charges are very high.
B) services that never happened.
C) services designated so that maximum fees can be charged.
D) a procedure where one service is divided into many services and billed accordingly.