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RMTs cautioned against insurance fraud
The Toronto Star reports of practitioners’ signatures and/or credentials being utilized for insurance fraud without the professional’s knowledge.


July 14, 2011
By Massage Therapy Canada

July 14, Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Star reports of practitioners’ signatures and/or credentials being utilized for insurance fraud without the professional’s knowledge.

The article titled Shady clinics bill 1.3 billion in bogus car insurance claims scam, was written by Michele Henry and published on July 13, 2011 in the Toronto Star. It states:
“Insurance companies only pay out if treatment is given by a regulated health professional — a doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist. It appears that [bogus] clinics sometimes steal a professional’s information. In other cases, a professional briefly worked in the clinic and left behind a college-issued registration number and electronic signature.”

The article also briefly describes the Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) registry recently created by the province, and suggests that approximately 300 GTA clinics committing insurance fraud have been identified through this registry.

Henry also writes,
“Health care professionals from all disciplines say the province must do something to stop their credentials from being misused.”

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