Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Efforts to Combat Health Care … - PR Newswire (press release)  -
Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Efforts to Combat Health Care … 
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 13 hours ago
Federal and state agents included personnel from HHS -OIG , the FBI, City of Hialeah Police Department, and the Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. … [google news ]
Since the inception of the HCFAC  program in 1997, the Department’s
criminal and civil enforcement efforts funded by this program, along with
partners from the Department of Health and Human Services, and Medicaid
Fraud Control Units, have:
— Returned approximately $12.9 billion overall to the federal government,
of which $11.2 billion has been transferred to the Medicare Trust Fund.
— Transferred another $870 million in federal Medicaid fraud recoveries to
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
— Resulted in more than 5,000 criminal convictions for health care fraud
— Returned nearly $4.50 for every dollar spent on health care fraud
— Last year, the Department convicted 560 defendants of health care fraud
offenses — the highest number to date — and a 54 percent increase
since the program began in 1997.