Feds Charge 91 With $300M In Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A nationwide Medicare fraud and kickbacks crackdown has resulted in criminal charges against 91 defendants — including doctors and nurses — collectively accused of bilking the U.S. of $295 million and putting patients' personal information at risk, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Attorney General Eric Holder said that the arrests represented the highest amount of false billings targeted in a single takedown by the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team — known as HEAT — since it was created by the DOJ...
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