Feds Find $295M of Fraudulent Medicare Claims—Largest Amount in Strike Force History—9/7/11
The indictment of two individuals in Houston, TX, who were charged $62 million with Medicare fraud, was the beginning to the “nationwide takedown” that took place during the week of September 5th. The takedown, announced by Attorney General Eric Holder, involved Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven other cities. The task force ended up charging 91 individuals with various Medicare fraud-related offenses, which included $295 million of fraudulent billings. This is the largest amount of phony claims found in a single takedown in Strike Force history.