Read that EOB!

Don't throw away the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) you receive from your insurer; it could contain important clues to uncover health care fraud.

Read your EOB carefully to ensure that you recognize the provider, dates and services charged. Make sure that you aren't being charged for services that were not provided or for services where you did not have a diagnosis - for example a prostate exam if you are a woman. Check for double billings for the same service on consecutive dates.

Each EOB provides a toll-free number to call if you have questions about services you believe are billed fraudulently. You are on the front lines of detection!