Health Care claimant fraud is committed by employees and former employees of the Postal Service to receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation.
Typical fraud schemes investigated may include:
- Filing false or fictitious work injuries,
- Filing false travel reimbursements,
- Making false statements to a treating physician, and
- Working elsewhere while claiming total disability.
Health Care Provider Fraud
Health Care provider fraud is committed by physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, therapists, medical equipment companies that fraudulently bill for products or services.
Typical schemes investigated involve:
- Kickbacks: an exchange or offer of anything of value to induce or reward the referral of business,
- Billing for services not rendered,
- Double billing, and
- Medically unnecessary services.
General crimes include:
- Postal Service employees’ misuse of USPS computers,
- Destruction or theft of USPS property,
- Falsification of official documents and forgery,
- Theft of funds,
- Abuse of authority,
- Sabotage of operations,
- Narcotics use or sale of drugs while on duty, and
- Alcohol abuse.
To report a crime involving a postal employee or contractor, submit a complaint online at: File an Online Complaint