Most disputes between insurers and doctors relate to incorrect coding, conference hears

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 30 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1333
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    Healthcare providers and patients defrauded one insurance company of almost £2m (€2.1m; $2.8m) in false claims in 2003, with three quarters of the fraud being perpetrated by the providers and the rest by policy holders, a conference was told last week.

    Simon Peck, head of provider information and audit at AXA PPP Healthcare, told a BMA conference on private practice that a total of £1.8m was recovered by the company in 2003 after investigations into fraudulent claims.

    Julian …

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