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.
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.
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."