Officials Arrest 94 for $251M in Alleged Medicare Fraud
Last week, federal officials charged 94 physicians, nurses and clinic owners in at least five states for allegedly attempting to defraud Medicare of $251 million in total, marking the largest federal crackdown on health care fraud in U.S. history. The arrests reflect new federal crime prevention and prosecution strategies that are intended to help fund the recent health reform law. According to federal authorities, Medicare fraud costs U.S. taxpayers between $60 billion and $90 billion annually.
- "Doctors, Nurses Joined Medicare Scam, U.S. Says" (Sutton, Reuters, 7/16).
- "94 Charged in Medicare Scams Totaling $251M" (Hays, AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7/16).