|A new association has launched a membership drive as the first stage of
its self-proclaimed "assault on fraudulent healthcare providers," according to
Franklin Radoff, founder of the California-based Association of Healthcare Medical
"We are the first association to combine lawyers and medical auditors as
members offering their talents to corporations and individuals who pay medical
bills," Radoff said. "Our members' primary goal is to ensure the reasonableness
and accuracy of healthcare provider bills . . . on a contingency basis." He said he
hopes to see the eventual elimination of fraudulent billings.
The group's second goal, Radoff said, is to lobby for the establishment of an effective
Patients' Bill of Rights.
The association's website is www.healthcare-medlawyers.org.