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Italian €170m reimbursement fraud investigation deepens

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Ongoing investigations in Italy surrounding the alleged reimbursement of medical procedures that were not performed, totalling over €170m ($220m), have resulted in the arrest of at least 13 officials. They are said to include the director-general of the national health service's Rome "area healthcare provider" (ASL), Luciano Mingiacchi, and civil servants for the Lazio regional authorities. According to daily Il Messaggero, Mr Mingiacchi is already being investigated for alleged fraudulent activities related to service commissioning, involving two clinics in the Lazio region.

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