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Strike Force takedown nets 89 medical professionals

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05/15/2013

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 89 individuals with about $223 million in false billings, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 14.

Audits: AOPA vs. CMS

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05/14/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has sued CMS over what it calls “unfair and unauthorized” auditing activities, according to a press release.

HHS increases rewards for reporting fraud

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04/25/2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed increasing to $9.9 million the rewards paid to Medicare beneficiaries and others whose tips about suspected fraud lead to the recovery of funds, according to a press release.

Members of Congress sign AOPA letter

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04/17/2013

WASHINGTON – Thirty-five members of Congress—19 Democrats, 16 Republicans—agreed to sign a letter presented to them by members of American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) regarding CMS audit procedures, according to an article form healio.com.

DHHS and DOJ: Fraud crackdown nets record-breaking recoveries

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02/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered a record $4.2 billion in taxpayer dollars in FY 2012, up from nearly $4.1 billion in 2011, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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