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2010-12-28 05:00:00

New Year's Day and Halloween See Most Theft Activity DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, New Year's Day was the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts in 2009, according to an analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Christmas Day repeats as the holiday with the fewest reported vehicle thefts. While Americans are enjoying the holidays and most have time off from work, we need to remember that holidays are just another day at the shop...

2010-10-27 09:16:00

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Three arrests at a Fort Myers chiropractic clinic for insurance fraud are the latest results of an on-going investigation by Direct General Insurance Company and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The undercover investigation has produced over 50 arrests in Tampa Bay and Ft. Myers over the last six-months. Direct General expects more arrests in the future, but acknowledges it's a drop in the bucket in solving Florida's auto...

2010-10-15 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,200 investigators from private health insurance Special Investigative Units and state and federal law enforcement agencies will gather at the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)'s Annual Training Conference (ATC) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, November 16-19. Registrants will learn about fraud trends and emerging schemes and explore innovative solutions that will help protect the American public from the heavy human and...

2010-10-06 15:03:00

Anti-Fraud Organization Presents Seven Guiding Principles for Regulators and Policy Makers as Health Care Reform is Implemented WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) announces the release of its new white paper, Combating Health Care Fraud in a Post-Reform World: Seven Guiding Principles for Policymakers. The public interest organization is publishing the paper in light of the renewed national focus on health care fraud as...

2010-09-22 05:00:00

Florida and California Lead the Nation DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released new questionable medical claims (QC) data for 2009. The report examines suspected fraudulent medical claims referred to the NICB by its member companies. In 2009, medical QCs referred to the NICB totaled 28,553 compared with 25,945 in 2008, a 10 percent increase. The top five states producing these QCs are: Florida, California, New...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

17.1 Percent Drop is Largest Annual Decline in Decades DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels 2010, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2009. See the full report at www.nicb.org. For 2009, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: 1. 1994...

2010-09-15 08:59:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Excessive billings by medical mills, fraudulent companies that provide few if any real health care services to the public, are a key factor in driving New York State's no-fault automobile insurance fraud crisis. New data shows the problem with medical mills' excessive treatment is growing, according to the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF). During the first six months of 2010, questionable liability insurance claims...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

Move Seen as Critical to Countering Spreading Fraud Problem DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that it has established its second major medical fraud task force in Florida to counter the increase and spread in acts of medical fraud. The Central Florida Major Medical Fraud Task Force is located in Tampa and will focus its investigative resources in the area comprising metropolitan Tampa, St. Petersburg, and...

2010-07-29 09:44:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A West Tampa medical clinic was raided and shut down, and four people were charged with racketeering offenses, in the latest salvo of law enforcement's war on staged auto accidents and bogus medical clinics, which is being supported by Direct General Insurance Company. On July 16, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office raided Medical Rehab Choice, 3104 West Waters Avenue, #200, as part of a three-month undercover probe into staged car crashes and...

2010-07-16 10:06:00

MIAMI, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: Good morning. It's a pleasure to join Secretary Sebelius in welcoming you all here, and I want to thank each of you for your participation and your partnership. Today, together, we are kicking off a series of regionally-focused conversations about how we can take our nationwide fight against health care fraud to the next level. To combat and prevent these crimes effectively, we...


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