Infographic: The Cost Of Healthcare Fraud – $70-250 Billion Per Year


According to a report by the OECD, the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world. Yet the country also only has the eighth-lowest life expectancy in the OECD, while Japan who spends about $2,878 per person — about $5,000 less than the U.S. — has the highest life expectancy among developed nations.

Much of the money the U.S. spends goes to waste on issues such as inefficiency and administrative cost. However another major problem has seen billions of tax dollars go to waste on healthcare spending.

Check out this infographic, which explores the problem of healthcare fraud and medical identity theft and see how much inaccurate patient identification is costing the American taxpayer.

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Infographic on medical identity theft in healthcare