(1) A person shall not enter into an agreement, combination, or conspiracy to defraud a health care corporation or health care insurer by making or presenting, or aiding another to make or present a false claim for payment of health care benefits.
(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both.
Terms Used In Michigan Laws 752.1005
- Claim: means any attempt to cause a health care corporation or health care insurer to make the payment of a health care benefit. See Michigan Laws 752.1002
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- False: means wholly or partially untrue or deceptive. See Michigan Laws 752.1002
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Health care insurer: means any insurance company authorized to provide health insurance in this state or any legal entity which is self-insured and providing health care benefits to its employees. See Michigan Laws 752.1002
- Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, or any other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 752.1002