Feds charges 138 medical professionals involve in $1.4 billion health care fraud


Furthermore, the Justice Department charged 19 defendants who prescribed more than 12 million doses of opioids and other prescription drugs. these defendants submitted over $14 million in false billings.

Moreover, the DOJ charged over 60 defendants who submitted false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and private insurance companies. The claims were medically unnecessary and often never provided treatments to patients.

Law enforcement authorities are committed to prosecuting those involved in health care fraud

In a statement, DOJ Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite Jr., said, “This nationwide enforcement action demonstrates that the Criminal Division is at the forefront of the fight against health care fraud and opioid abuse by prosecuting those who have exploited health care benefit programs and their patients for personal gain.”

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On the other hand, HHS-OIG Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Gary Cantrell said, “We have seen all too often criminals who engage in health care fraud — stealing from taxpayers while jeopardizing the health of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.”