AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies

EHFCN and the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) announced on 3 March 2014 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Both associations share a common goal: reducing healthcare fraud, waste and corruption in Europe.

AIM is the umbrella organisation of non-profit healthcare payers, health mutuals and health insurance funds in Europe and in the world. Through its 63 members from 28 countries, AIM provides health coverage to 240 million people in the world and around 200 million in Europe through compulsory and/or complementary health insurance and managing health and social facilities.

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GHCAN, the Global Health Care Anti-Fraud Network

The Global Health Care Anti-Fraud Network (GHCAN) was jointly founded by the Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the European Healthcare Fraud & Corruption Network, the Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group (based in the United Kingdom), the Healthcare Forensics Management Unit (based in South Africa), and the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (based in the United States).

The mission is to promote partnerships and communications between international organizations in order to reduce and eliminate health care fraud around the world. GHCAN aims to further this mission by:

  • Raising awareness internationally about the issue of health care fraud.
  • Gathering and sharing information on the trends, issues, facts and figures relating to the problem.
  • Working cooperatively to improve international standards of practice around fraud prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution.
  • Developing joint educational training programs in order to bolster and prepare the world’s health care anti-fraud professionals.

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