My PEHP member identification card was lost or stolen. What should I do?
If your member card is lost or stolen, you should immediately contact PEHP to prevent payment of services to any unauthorized person.
I received an explanation of benefits for services I didn’t receive. Is this fraud
Billing for services not rendered is one of the most common types of fraud committed by providers. However there are instances when a provider mistakenly submits a claim with an incorrect identification number, causing payment to be issued under the wrong patient. Always report erroneous charges; PEHP's SIU will thoroughly research the charges and determine whether it is fraud or simply a billing error.
I'm newly divorced. Is it Okay to keep my ex-spouse on my coverage?
Once your divorce is final, coverage terminates at midnight on the day prior to your divorce date. The divorced spouse is no longer a dependent and if he/she continues using your benefits, you are responsible for any payments made erroneously. You may also not enroll or continue to cover an ineligible dependent (e.g., married child) on your plan.
My doctor billed my health plan for an office visit when all I did was pick up a prescription. I never saw my doctor. Can he charge for this?
No, this is considered billing for services not provided and should be reported to PEHP immediately.
I think my doctor may be billing fraudulent charges. If I report this and you later confirm that no fraud was committed, will my provider know I reported him?
Never be afraid to report a doctor for suspicion of fraudulent billing or inappropriate behavior. You are not required to identify yourself when reporting fraud. PEHP takes every complaint seriously and is committed to protecting your confidentiality. Remember, if the provider is filing fraudulent charges regarding you then he/she may be filing wrongful charges under other patients’ coverage as well.
What are the most common types of provider fraud?