Health Care Fraud

What is Health Care Fraud?

Health care fraud is when a person purposely sends or makes someone else send, wrong or misleading information to the HUSKY Health Program so they can get health benefits or money. This is a crime. There are many types of health care fraud. Here are some of the more common examples:

  • Billing for patients who did not get any services
  • Billing for old items as if they were new
  • Billing for more hours than there are in a day
  • Billing for tests that a patient did not need
  • Overcharging for health care services that were provided
  • Offering someone money or something of value in exchange for a referral for medical services detailed information about your medical record.

How You Can Help?

These are things you can do to help fight against fraud and abuse:

  • Understand the type of treatment you are getting — ask your doctor about it.
  • If you think someone may have committed fraud, call our toll-free Fraud Reporting Hotline at 1.866.700.6109 and tell us about it.

This portion of the HUSKY Health website is managed by Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., the State of Connecticut’s Medical Administrative Services Organization for the HUSKY Health Program. For the general HUSKY website gateway, please visit www.ct.gov/husky. HUSKY Health includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and is administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services.