The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), along with other state and federal law enforcement partners, participated in the largest health care fraud take-down in history in July 2017.
More than 400 defendants in 41 federal districts were charged with participating in fraud schemes involving about $1.3 billion in false billings to Medicare and Medicaid. OIG (Office of Inspector General) also issued exclusion notices to 295 doctors, nurses, and other providers based on conduct related to opioid diversion and abuse. Take-downs protect Medicare and Medicaid and deter fraud — sending a strong signal that theft from these taxpayer-funded programs will not be tolerated.
The money taxpayers spend fighting fraud is an excellent investment: For every $1.00 spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, more than $5.00 has been recovered.
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