Interest in inappropriate and fraudulent payments across the public health schemes
Below and above are a series of articles by me that appeared in the Irish Times health supplement on 20 and 27 October 2009 on fraudulent and inappropriate claims by dentists participating in the free public dental scheme for adults who are medical card holders.
The unpublished Department of Health and HSE documents warn that in excess of 10% of the €85 million allocated to this scheme is inappropriate. They also indicate that this abuse may not be confined to just one scheme and is happening across other demand led schemes where the HSE contracts services from professionals.
If you have information on any such inappropriate practice or payments I am very interested in hearing from you. Please get in touch….