Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:42 pm
Part four in a four-part series about the growing insurance fraud and medical abuse epidemic in New Jersey.
We recently learned of a young man, “Joe,” who was taken to the emergency room in Perth Amboy following a car accident. The next day, Joe was approached by a friend who recommended a local treatment facility that the friend had used. Joe complied, and was rewarded a sum of $600 from his friend a couple of days later. Joe was told the money came from the treatment facility.
Oh well. A little extra cash and no harm done, right?
Health care facilities that pay for your business do not have your best interests at heart. These facilities often encourage extra treatments that could be invasive and painful for you in the short term and cause serious health issues down the line. And in reality, you’re not making any extra money at all.
As auto insurance companies across the state are forced to pay increasing amounts to fraudulent and abusive health care facilities, they are also forced to increase rates as a result. In the end, auto insurance customers are footing the bill.
Help Plymouth Rock in New Jersey put an end to these practices. Please spread the word by sharing this post. And in the unfortunate event you are involved in an accident, be alert and consult your own doctor first.
If you suspect fraud, abuse or any unethical behavior following an accident, please report your concern as soon as possible by calling our anonymous tip line at 1-855-FRAUDNJ. For more information about insurance fraud in New Jersey, visit www.njinsurancefraud.org.
If you missed the first three installments of this series, please follow the links below: