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Unprecedented National Health Care Fraud Crackdown

NEWS BRIEF: Unprecedented National Health Care Fraud Crackdown; 301 Individuals Charged; $900 Million in False Billing Alleged

The joint DOJ-HHS Medicare Fraud Strike Force and twenty-three state Medicaid Fraud Control Units executed an unprecedented nationwide sweep earlier this week, announced as the largest health care fraud takedown in history. The raids resulted in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses, infusion therapy clinics, home health care agencies and other health care providers and businesses, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings. The sweep had additional ramifications: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is suspending payment to a number of providers.

A copy of the Department of Justice press release announcing the takedown may be found here.

If you have any questions or require legal guidance with respect to a Medicare/Medicaid investigation or dispute, please do not hesitate to call one of our experienced healthcare attorneys at 212.668.0200 or email the firm at info@mdrxlaw.com. Our healthcare partners have years of experience representing providers and facilities in Medicare and Medicaid criminal and civil investigations, billing disputes and appeals, as well as general litigation, and defense of healthcare providers in civil, administrative, disciplinary and criminal proceedings.

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Friday, August 14, 2020