Question : Boiler rooms with slick telemarketers offered full physicals for little or no fee : 2139101
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.
31) Boiler rooms with slick telemarketers offered full physicals for little or no fee. This free diagnostic service turned out to be very costly because patients were required to furnish bank information and electronic checks were processed by financial institutions.
32) The phrase "cartel-type frauds" used in connection with health care are frauds perpetrated by criminal organizations.
33) Medicare can be an easy mark for fraudulent equipment sales because it often fails to account for the legitimacy of suppliers.
34) Services that are designated so that the maximum fees can be charged is called upcoding.
35) Cost-shifting is where hospital room charges are reasonable, but other charges are very high.
36) Fragmentation is where a number of charges can be made from what is usually one single less-expensive charge for services or procedures.
37) Bounty hunters in the medical fraud area are doctors who receive a fee for a particular diagnosis.
38) HMO selection of specialists and services based on providers in a network is referred to as "self-referral."
39) Contracts that exceed Medicaid limits are called overcharging.
40) Abuses in Medicaid may be worse than those in Medicare because it covers more services.