Phillips & Cohen Nabs Obama's Former 'Anti-Fraud Czar'

Law360, New York (March 16, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration’s former “anti-fraud czar” for Medicare and Medicaid has joined whistleblower firm Phillips & Cohen LLP, adding insider savvy aimed at weeding out weak False Claims Act cases and fortifying promising ones.

Peter P. Budetti, whose hiring was announced last week, had the lofty title during his three years running the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That tenure coincided with a sharp rise in anti-fraud enforcement and the introduction of sophisticated data analytics aimed at preventing improper payments from being made in the first place.

Budetti holds a law degree, is a board-certified...

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