Who Pays? We Pay!: The Cost Of Health Care Fraud

Produced by: 
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) and Scribe Video Center
Year: 
1998
Duration: 
00:12:19

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00


 


Community Visions Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions Vol. 7 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change.

 


Project Facilitator: Brady Ajay, Thilo Marg,  and Marg-Bracken, T


Film Summary:

This video from CARIE's Healthcare Fraud Education Project examines the price older Americans must pay when healthcare fraud -- particularly in the cases of Medicare and Medicaid, government health insurance plans that primarily protect senior citizens -- goes unchecked.

Should you balk when your doctor offers to pay you for every Medicare or Medicaid eligible patient you refer? Why were you billed not once, but twice, for services you never received? What should you say when a friend asks to use your Medicare card?

Using a beautiful garden as a metaphor, the documentary short teaches viewers that the cost of healthcare fraud can be measured in terms of dollars and cents, but more importantly in the quality and availability of healthcare for senior citizens insured under Medicare and Medicaid. Through dramatization, interviews, and a self-empowering educational seminar, older adults attempt to define, educate each other, and combat healthcare fraud and abuse.

CARIE, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia, dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable senior citizens in the Delaware Valley. CARIE'S programs include, The CARIE LINE that includes outreach to the Latino community, The Philadelphia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, The Providing Advocacy for the Victimized Elderly program, The Education and Training Program, Policy/Legislative Program, Community outreach and special events, and the Health Care Fraud Education Project featured in this documentary. CARIE is a leader in providing direct assistance to the elderly, their families, and professionals in the aging field.