Stop me from committing health care fraud. (tongue-in-cheek)
July 16, 2014 2:58 PM Subscribe
Yeah, I have no intention of committing health care fraud, but I am a bit uncertain on whether I should do this or not (request reimbursement from two insurance companies). More under the fold.
posted by dubious_dude to Law & Government (8 answers total)
So, to make a complicated situation short and easy to understand, I moved from the west coast to the east coast. I was under the respective west coast state's MedicAid program; now, I'm under the east coast state's MedicAid program.
The west coast state's MedicAid program was a bit vague on whether or not they would reimburse out-of-state costs, but was clear they would reimburse for emergencies. My two medical cases were edge emergencies/urgent/serious, so I submitted the reimbursement forms and the needed proof. The west coast's MedicAid program responded via mail and asked for more proof/more details, such as medical justification, so I gathered the needed information.
While I did that, I did a bit of research on the east coast's state and its' reimbursement policies. As time is running out for the deadline to apply a reimbursement form, along with the needed evidence, I also filled that form out. I've gathered everything I need for the two programs, for reimbursement, but took pause before mailing the two thick envelopes out.
I'm afraid that if I submit reimbursement requests for both MedicAid programs at the same time, this will be considered fraud. The issue is that the east coast MedicAid program has a faster timeline, vs. the west coast state, but I'd like to make sure I have a backup due to the time constraints. Would it be a good idea to submit both simultaneously? What happens if both reimburses me (as in, I get two checks)?