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Chiropractors cautioned against insurance fraud


July 14, 2011
By Maria DiDanieli

July 14, Toronto, ON
– The Toronto Star reports of practitioners’ signatures and/or credentials
being utilized for insurance fraud without the professional’s knowledge.

The
article titled Shady clinics bill 1.3
billion in bogus car insurance claims scam
, was written by Michele Henry
and published on July 13, 2011 in the Toronto Star.  It states:

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“Insurance companies
only pay out if treatment is given by a regulated health professional — a
doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist. It appears that
[bogus] clinics sometimes steal a professional’s information. In other cases, a
professional briefly worked in the clinic and left behind a college-issued
registration number and electronic signature.”

The article also
briefly describes the Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) registry recently
created by the province, and suggests that approximately 300 GTA clinics
committing insurance fraud have been identified through this registry. 

Henry also writes,

“Health care
professionals from all disciplines say the province must do something to stop
their credentials from being misused.”

To view the article in
full, click on

www.thestar.com/news/article/1024655–shady-clinics-bilk-1-3-billion-in-bogus-car-insurance-claims-scam?bn=1

 

 


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