Feds Recover $4.2B In Health Care Overpayments In 2012

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 7:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced that, along with federal prosecutors, the agency recovered $4.2 billion in overpayments for Medicare and other health programs in 2012, surpassing the previous year's record of $4.1 billion.

HHS and the Department of Justice, in their annual report on the health care fraud and abuse program, said they filed criminal charges in 452 cases in the 2012 fiscal year and convicted more than 800 defendants of health care-related crimes. The agencies opened almost 900 new...
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