The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued a statement on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Summit on Health Care Fraud held in January.
BCBS believes health care fraud is a serious crime and they commend Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder for bringing the summit together. They bring together private sector stakeholderslaw enforcementMedicare beneficiarieshealth insurance companiesand other experts to help combat health care fraud.
Blue Cross Blue Shield companies across the country work together aggressively to discover fraud and educate consumers in an effort to protect them from fraud. BCBS anti-fraud activities resulted in about $350 million in savings in 2008. BCBS wants to protect all of their customersfrom Medicare customers to Go Blue health insurance. They continue to work with the Obama administration to fight against this very expensive crime which compromises an effective health care system.