Medical office embezzlement risk heightens at beginning of year

Did the $20 a patient handed to your receptionist to cover a co-pay go into the cash drawer — or the staffer’s pocket?

This type of theft is common at medical practices, and experts say the risk is especially high at the beginning of the year. Patients are paying an ever-larger share of their medical expenses, and, with most deductibles resetting on the first of the year, a significant amount of cash may pass through staffers’ hands.

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