‘Wrong’ claims cost health insurers €100m

Last year, health insurers were confronted with €100m-worth of claims for treatment which was not carried out or had already been paid for, the sector’s umbrella group ZN said on Thursday.

Of that, €7m-worth of claims can be proved to be deliberate fraud, ZN said. Fraud is hard to prove because insurers are not allowed access to patient files because of privacy rules.
This year’s total in wrong claims is more than double the 2007 figure, the insurers said.

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