Do medical aid fraud busters target black doctors?

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Do medical aid fraud busters target black doctors?

NHCPA head claims administrators made 29 complaints against black doctors and only one against a white doctor

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Some medical aids act like prosecutors and judges when investigating doctors for potential fraud – especially black doctors, the Council for Medical Schemes heard on Wednesday.

The medical aid regulator is holding hearings into claims that administrators racially profile “fraudulent” doctors. 

Once a doctor has been blacklisted by a medical aid for suspected fraud, he or she can no longer make claims, forcing their often cash-strapped patients to pay upfront...

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