Nationwide NFZ (National Health Fund) scam operation. Another person detained
The CBA officers have detained another person involved in extorting NFZ refunds for infant formula. According to investigators, the NFZ could have lost PLN 700,000 on this.
The prescription agent with a refund cost PLN 3, while without it, it cost PLN 150.
Under the supervision of the District Prosecutor's Office in Piotrków Trybunalski, the CBA Regional Office in Warsaw has been investigating irregularities in the reimbursement of dietary food for infants. The practice took place in the years 2015 - 2019 and consisted in issuing hundreds of prescriptions for the above-mentioned supplement by doctors to patients who were not entitled to reimbursement. The product was prescribed in amounts many times exceeding the possibility of consumption. Prescriptions issued in such a manner were subsequently filled in pharmacies. One pack of an infant dietary agent cost on average PLN 150.00, while with a refund - approximately PLN 3.00.
As a result of the investigation, another person was detained in the case. The activities were conducted in Pułtusk. As it has been established, the detained man purchased milk on the basis of prescriptions.
The detainee was charged with handling stolen goods. The man pleaded guilty and surrendered voluntarily to the punishment.
The investigation is based on the evidence gathered at the CBA Regional Office in Warsaw and a parallel notification from the National Health Fund.
It is the second operation within this investigation. To date, six people have been detained in the investigation, including doctors issuing illegitimate prescriptions.
The revealed practice was nationwide.
CBA Press Team