Saturday, May 14, 2011

False Statements Relating To Healthcare Matters

The United States Government Federal Criminal Code (courtesy of Cornell) states;

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 > § 1035

§ 1035. False statements relating to health care matters

(a) Whoever, in any matter involving a health care
benefit program, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick,
scheme, or device a material fact; or
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or
fraudulent statements or representations, or
makes or uses any materially false writing or
document knowing the same to contain any
materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement
or entry,
in connection with the delivery of or payment for
health care benefits, items, or services, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years,
or both.
(b) As used in this section, the term “health care
benefit program” has the meaning given such term in
section 24 (b) of this title.

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