HHS Investigations Lead To $5B Windfall For Taxpayers

Law360, New York (December 10, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the watchdog had returned nearly $5 billion in misused federal health care dollars to taxpayers so far this year, mostly through fraud investigations targeting Medicare and Medicaid abuse.

Daniel R. Levinson, the head of HHS' Office of the Inspector General, notified Congress in the watchdog's semiannual report that investigations had revealed $4.1 billion in misspent federal funds and that more than $800 million was discovered missing through program audits. Of the full amount, $1.1 billion would go toward Medicare restitution for states, he noted.

"It is...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!