Feds Charge 107 Providers in Alleged $452M Medicare Fraud Scheme
The takedown involves the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single fraud bust in the history of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which is a joint effort between the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Defendants charged are accused of various healthcare fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud, violations of the antikickback statutes and money laundering. Collectively, they have been accused of conspiring to submit a total of approximately $452 million in fraudulent billing.
HHS also suspended or took other administrative action against 52 providers or healthcare facilities after conducting a data-driven analysis and finding "credible allegations" of fraud.
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