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Gov't charges 301 with $900M in false billing

June 23, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A $900-million takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on June 22, the largest in history, included schemes involving durable medical equipment.The nationwide sweep resulted in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for alleged false billings.“As this takedown should make clear, healthcare fraud is not an abstract violation or benign offense—it is a serious crime,” said U.S. Attorney...

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In brief: Gov't announces historic takedown, GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid

June 19, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has resulted in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals.The individuals have been charged for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving about $712 million in false billings, the Department of Health and Human Services announced last week.“This action represents the largest criminal health care fraud takedown in the history of the Department...

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Gov't cracks down on 'brazen' fraud

May 14, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 90 individuals with $260 million in false billings, according to a May 13 release from the Department of Justice. Those charged include physicians, nurses and other medical professionals.“The crimes charged represent the face of health care fraud today—doctors billing for services that were never rendered, supply companies providing motorized wheelchairs that were never needed, recruiters paying kickbacks to get Medicare billing...

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Fraud program posts record-breaking year

February 26, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program recovered $4.3 billion in fiscal year 2013 and $19.2 billion in the last five years.That's up from $4.2 billion in fiscal year 2012 and $9.4 billion in the previous five years, according to an annual report released Feb. 26.“These impressive recoveries for the American taxpayer are just one aspect of the comprehensive anti-fraud strategy we have implemented since the passage of the Affordable Care Act,” said Department of Health...

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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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Several arrested in strike force sweep

October 5, 2012HME News Staff

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Individuals at four DME companies were among those charged with Medicare fraud in a $65 million crackdown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force last week, according to multiple reports. The Los Angeles-area companies: Bonfee Medical Supplies, Ibon, Fendih Medical Supplies, and Las Tunas Medical Equipment submitted claims for power wheelchairs deemed medically unnecessary. Together, the DME companies billed about $14.7 million in fraudulent charges to Medicare. The arrests in Los...

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