Insurance groups form anti-fraud consortium.

August 1, 2008

Insurance groups form anti-fraud consortium

Anewly formed consortium of anti-fraud groups will provide joint educational and data-sharing programs to investigators specializing in healthcare and property/casualty insurance. The three groups - the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau - will be assisted by the fraud-detection units of the Justice Department and the FBI, with the goal of preventing criminals from probing the "soft underbelly of the healthcare system," as one of the group's executive directors puts it. The consortium's first study will focus on how well medical boards are disciplining doctors found guilty of fraud.