Over 600 Charged in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown Ever

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The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Justice (DoJ) recently announced the largest healthcare fraud takedown to date, with over 600 defendants charged with participating in fraud schemes amounting to about $2 billion in losses to Medicare and Medicaid.

Of the over 600 defendants charged, 165 were medical professionals, including 32 doctors who allegedly participated in healthcare fraud schemes involving prescribing and distributing opioids and other narcotics.

The charges jointly announced by the OIG and DoJ also involved claims submitted to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and private insurance companies for medically unnecessary prescription drugs that were oftentimes never purchased or given to patients. Read more.

{Matzav.com}

 

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  1. It is for things like this that the people elect leaders for upholding the law. Not for telling North Carolina that a male should be allowed entry to female restroom.

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