MOH probing 2 alleged cases of healthcare fraud

Health screenings can cost between $700 and $5,000 at private hospitals and are not covered by Integrated Shield Plans.
Health screenings can cost between $700 and $5,000 at private hospitals and are not covered by Integrated Shield Plans.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

One of them involves medical agent helping policyholders claim for health screenings under hospitalisation plan

The Health Ministry (MOH) is investigating two separate cases of alleged fraud committed by healthcare professionals and providers, a problem that is helping to drive insurance premiums upwards.

One case involves a medical agent who helped policyholders claim for health screenings under their hospitalisation plans. This came to light after a 47-year-old told The Sunday Times how he successfully claimed insurance for a full body check-up in 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'MOH probing 2 alleged cases of healthcare insurance fraud'. Print Edition | Subscribe