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Social fraud: a hundred ophthalmic centers in the sights of the Social Security

2021-03-10T17:46:41.196Z

Fictitious acts, duplicate invoices… 22 control operations are in progress. The hunt for fraud is on. After the vast controversy opened at the end of 2018 by the financial magistrate Charles Prats, the government asked all Social Security administrations to track down abuses in all fields of social protection: family allowances, pensions, sick leave, health care, etc. Read also: Would a biometric vital card make it possible to fight against social fraud? Health Insuranc



The hunt for fraud is on.

After the vast controversy opened at the end of 2018 by the financial magistrate Charles Prats, the government asked all Social Security administrations to track down abuses in all fields of social protection: family allowances, pensions, sick leave, health care, etc.

Read also: Would a biometric vital card make it possible to fight against social fraud?

Health Insurance, which detected 286.7 million euros of fraud in 2019, is on the front line.

Criticized last year both by parliamentary committees of inquiry and by the Court of Auditors on its inability to assess the real extent of the fraud, it has decided to make it a priority.

Determined, she has just triggered an operation in the visual sector, pointing in particular to ophthalmic centers.

“We have put ourselves in order of battle to respond to the criticisms that have been addressed to us.

We have already mapped out the sectors in which there are risks and made a diagnosis in order to initiate actions ”

, affirms Thomas Fatôme,

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Source: lefigaro

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