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Fraud, waste and abuse 

Aetna Better Health® of New Jersey is committed to stopping fraud, waste and abuse. We look to our members and providers to help. So, if you see fraud, waste or abuse, report it right away.

What are fraud, waste and abuse?

Fraud, waste and abuse are dishonest actions by providers or members.

  • Fraud happens when someone lies to get money or services.
  • Waste happens when someone gets benefits or services (for themselves or others) that they aren’t entitled to or don’t need.
  • Abuse happens when someone takes money for services when they haven’t earned payment.

Provider fraud, waste and abuse

Provider fraud, waste and abuse includes: 


  • Falsifying medical records 

  • Prescribing more medication than is medically necessary

  • Billing for professional services when a medical professional didn’t perform the service

  • Giving services that members don’t need

  • Billing for services or items they didn’t give

  • Abusing members verbally, physically, mentally or sexually

Member fraud, waste and abuse 

Member fraud, waste and abuse includes: 


  • Lending, selling or giving a health plan ID card to someone else  

  • Getting medicines or services they don’t need 

  • Forging or changing prescriptions from providers

  • Getting similar treatments from different doctors 

  • Going to an emergency room if you know it’s not an emergency 

  • Using someone else’s Social Security number or member ID number

  • Receiving money or gifts in exchange for having medical services 

Ways to report

Ways to report

To prevent, report or stop fraud, waste and abuse, you can call:


You can also fill out our fraud, waste and abuse form.


If any provider or person discovers fraud and/or abuse occurring in any State or federally-funded health benefit program, they should report it to the Office of State Comptroller, Medicaid Fraud Division hotline at 1-888-937-2835 or online

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