More evidence emerges of problems with medical bills
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Health insurers detected fraudulent and incorrect insurance claims totalling €175m last year and a further €800m-worth of claims were rejected, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.
Medical specialists, mental health institutions and other healthcare providers accounted for 75% of the fraudulent claims, the paper said. In many cases, bills had been submitted for treatments that cannot be carried out together.
Last week, the Volkskrant said health insurers have for years been paying bills for alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy and psychosynthesis without knowing what they were paying for.