Government Recoups $2.6 Billion for Taxpayers

April 11, 2018

A 2017 Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC) report shows that for every dollar the federal government spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $4. In FY 2017, the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $2.6 billion in taxpayer dollars from individuals and entities attempting to defraud the federal government and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. SMP is mentioned on pages 64-66 of the report. Read more, including information detailing some of these fraudulent practices, by clicking here.
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