'Whac-A-Mole' Health Fraud Plagues Fla., US Atty Says

By Jeff Overley (January 30, 2015, 3:05 PM EST) -- South Florida prosecutors are using a landmark Medicare moratorium to pound away at fraud by home health care providers, but pharmacy ripoffs are popping up to replace those schemes, the region's U.S. attorney told Law360 in an interview.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, made the remarks as part of a wide-ranging interview on the status of anti-fraud efforts in the nation's longstanding epicenter of schemes targeting government health care programs. On the bright side, Ferrer said, scams have been tackled head-on in some areas and greatly reduced. But on the flip side, new rackets have emerged...

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