Health Fraud Crackdown Nets $4.3B In 2013, Feds Say

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:03 PM EST) -- The federal government’s civil and criminal health care fraud enforcement efforts in 2013 recovered $4.3 billion, a record-setting annual tally that was buoyed by sizable False Claims Act settlements and judgments, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

The haul, which excludes money clawed back for state Medicaid programs, improves on the $4.2 billion collected in 2012 and the $4.1 billion retrieved in 2011. It’s a nearly fourfold rise compared to 1997, when $1.1 billion was netted during the first full year of anti-fraud funding under the Health...
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