Justice Department

Joint HHS, Justice efforts recoup $28 billion in Medicare payments

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The Justice Department announced on Thursday it had captured $3.3 billion from healthcare fraud prosecutions and other deals in 2014, bringing to nearly $28 billion the total amount it has recouped since the beginning of its 18-year-old Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program.

Feds recover record $4 billion from fraudulent healthcare claims

The U.S. departments of Justice and Health and Human Services recovered a total of $4 billion in fiscal 2010 from healthcare fraud cases prosecuted under the False Claims Act, according to a new report from the annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program. A record-breaking $2.5 billion came from fraud judgments backed by whistle-blowers and ramped up collection efforts, administration officials said. The balance was collected through administrative findings.

Dozens arrested in multistate Medicare fraud ring

The Justice Department Wednesday arrested 52 people for their alleged role in a $163 million, 25-state Medicare fraud scheme, the agency said. Authorities say it is the "largest Medicare fraud scheme ever perpetrated by a single criminal enterprise."