Healthcare fraud involves an unlawful act for financial gain. It is estimated t
Healthcare fraud involves an unlawful act for financial gain. It is estimated that healthcare fraud costs the United States $80 billion a year. All Americans are affected by healthcare fraud as it drains valuable healthcare resources. The direct victims of healthcare fraud are often physically or neurologically challenged, and healthcare providers are often willing to harm patients in their scheme. Read the article “The many faces of prescription drug fraud” attached to gain insight into this issue, and then answer the questions below. Answers should be supported with ethical theories, principles, policy, and/or law.
Discuss how negligence and breach of duty are applicable to prescription drug fraud. What ethical values are lacking in caregivers that commit prescription drug fraud?
What can healthcare providers do to avoid the temptation to cheat?
What can healthcare leaders do to restore and build trust with consumers after fraud is detected?
Your submission should be formatted as a research paper with a title page, running head, headings, introduction, discussion, conclusion, and reference page. An abstract is not required. APA formatting should be used throughout. The paper should be a minimum of two pages in length, excluding the title page and reference page, and must contain a minimum of two reliable sources (e.g., journals, textbooks, .gov websites, etc.). In general, academic writing avoids the use of first person, or “I” statements. First person should not be used within your submission.