Discovery denies racial profiling in members’ letter

 

Discovery Health has published a letter to its members in which it says there was no racial discrimination in its fraud, waste and billing abuse (FWA) processes. According to the letter a minority of health practitioners act dishonestly, and their racial demographics are coincidental.

This follows the findings of an investigation into racial profiling commissioned by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS).

The interim report claimed that the Government Employees’ Medical Scheme (Gems) and the two biggest medical scheme administrators, Discovery Health and Medscheme, were more likely to conclude that black healthcare practitioners had committed FWA than their white counterparts.

 

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