U.S. government efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the insurance industry

interim report on combatting fraud and abuse in employer sponsored health benefit plans, together with additional views made by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Other titlesUS government efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the insurance industry
SeriesReport / 102d Congress, 2d session, Senate -- 102-262
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Paginationv, 21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
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U.S. government efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the insurance industry: interim report on combatting fraud and abuse in employer sponsored health benefit plans, together with additional views made by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate.

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