Insurance 101 – Chapter 15 – Volume 31 – Providing a Physician With a False History

Providing a Physician With a False History

One of the most important tools used by a physician to diagnose an illness or injury is the patient’s history. When a patient provides a false history to the physician there is a high probability that the diagnosis will be wrong. False history fraud is a variation on malingering. An intelligent person with a high school diploma can learn enough from sources available in a public library to learn what a physician needs to hear in a history to declare the person disabled or unable to work. A person intent on committing disability, workers’ compensation, or bodily injury fraud can convince an honest physician of the severity of an imagined injury by using a false history to convince the physician.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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