Healthcare fraud recoveries nets federal government $2.4 billion

The U.S. government recovered $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2015 from settlements and additional impositions in healthcare fraud cases and proceedings, according to a Feb. 29 combined report released by the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The recoveries were partially a result of the work of the Health Care Fraud And Abuse Control program, which is designed to coordinate federal, state and local law enforcement activities to combat healthcare fraud. Since its inception in 1997, the program has returned more than $29.4 billion to the Medicare trust funds.

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