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Strike Force takedown nets 89 medical professionals

May 15, 2013HME News Staff

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. Strike Force operations in eight cities resulted in charges against doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals for alleged fraud schemes involving, primarily, home health care, but also mental health services, psychotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, DME and ambulance services, the release...

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DHHS and DOJ: Fraud crackdown nets record-breaking recoveries

February 14, 2013HME News Staff

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). For every dollar spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $7.90—the highest three-year average return on investment in the 16-year history of the Health Care...

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