The sting comes at a time when the federal government estimates fraud is costing taxpayers $60 billion to $90 billion per year. The bust also marks a huge victory for the Obama administration who put a plan in place in 2009 to increase enforcement by allocating more money and staff to striking down fraud hot spots.
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Attorney General and HHS Secretary Announce Medicare Fraud Enforcement
Clara Barton died 100 years ago on April 12, 1912. Between 1861 and 1868, she lived in a Washington, DC boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services Administration was preparing the building for demolition when they discovered artifacts eventually proving that this was the lost office of the founder of the American Red Cross.
NewsDaily: Government charges more than 100 for Medicare fraud schemes
U.S. prosecutors sought to have two of the owners of the centers, Hoor Naz Jafri and Roslyn Dogan, held without bond pending trial. They accused Dogan of stealing evidence from the prosecutors’ office to obstruct the investigation, according to a detention memo.
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The Medicare and Medicaid programs provide health insurance for tens of millions of people. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare program alone has 47.5 million beneficiaries and, in 2010, had total expenditures of $523 billion. It is not surprising, therefore, that such large programs invite scrutiny from government auditors and their contractors seeking to safeguard the Medicare Trustfund. Below is a brief description of some of the auditing contractors:
107 arrested nationwide in Medicare fraud sweep
According to court documents, those charged were accused of participating in schemes to submit claims to Medicare for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often never provided. In many cases, the records show patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries and other co-conspirators were paid cash kickbacks in return for supplying beneficiary information to providers, so the providers could submit fraudulent bills to Medicare.
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Faulty Electronic System Contributed to Medicaid Overpayments in N.Y.
Problems with an electronic system led New York’s Medicaid program to issue millions of dollars in improper payments, according to two audits by the state comptroller’s office, the AP/Wall Street Journal reports (AP/Wall Street Journal, 4/19).
59 Charged In Miami In Nationwide Medicare Fraud Bust
Community mental health centers are the latest trend in Medicare fraud, which has developed more complex schemes over the years, moving from medical equipment and HIV infusion fraud to ambulance scams, as crooks try to stay one step ahead of authorities. The scams have also grown more sophisticated using patient recruiters who are paid kickbacks for recruiting patients, while doctors, nurses and company owners coordinate to make it appear they are delivering medical services which they are not.
Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges Record 107 Individuals for Approximately $452 M in False Billing
Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius were joined in the announcement by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Gary Cantrell of the HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and Dr. Peter Budetti, Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).