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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 Individuals for Approximately $430 Million in False Billing
Deptartment of Justice ^ | 10/4/12 | Staff

Posted on 10/04/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by ruralvoter

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 Individuals for Approximately $430 Million in False Billing

Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven cities have led to charges against 91 individuals – including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals – for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $429.2 million in false billing, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. (SNIP) Dozens of charged individuals were arrested or surrendered in the last 24 hours as indictments were unsealed across the country. Together, those indictments charge more than $230 million in home health care fraud; more than $100 million in mental health care fraud and more than $49 million in ambulance transportation fraud; and millions more in other frauds.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; doj; fraud; medicare
Fraud indictments are great things for taxpayers. However, the timing of this press release and press conference is suspect. They need good headlines the day after the debate. They are also spinning this in a way that infers the only reason they were able to find the fraud was through Obamacare legislation.
1 posted on 10/04/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Local Chicago news announced two doctors involved in the fraud. Both were from suburban (Republican) areas. Can’t believe they couldn’t find any Medicare fraud in the city of Chicago....


2 posted on 10/04/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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Medicare Loses Nearly Four Times as Much Money as Health Insurers Make

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/medicare-loses-nearly-four-times-much-money-health-insurers-make_552860.html

...but health insurers are evil.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 11:43:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ruralvoter

And the DOJ just sort of ‘Happened’ to act on this on the day after the debate on health care where the ‘Won’ was making claims about fighting fraud.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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“Medicare Fraud Strike Force”....sounds so..military.

I wondered when the grub worm Holder would raise his ugly head. I am waiting for the “Obamacare Fraud Strike Force” laden with IRS Agents and other miscreants from Holder’s DOJ.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 1:33:40 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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