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Health Care Fraud — FBI

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8 hours agoThe FBI is the primary agency for investigating health care fraud, for both federal and private insurance programs. The FBI investigates these …

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/health-care-fraud

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Health Care Fraud — FBI

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Just NowHealth Care Fraud. When a federal judge in Texas sentenced a 52-year-old Dallas woman to 10 years in prison recently—and ordered her to pay more than $23 million in …

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National Health Care Fraud Takedown — FBI

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5 hours agoFederal officials announced the largest health care fraud and opioid takedown in Medicare Fraud Strike Force history, which resulted in 601 defendants charged and more than $2 billion in fraud

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-health-care-fraud-takedown-062818

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Health Care Fraud Takedown — FBI

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9 hours agoIn fiscal year 2014, DOJ and HHS health care fraud and prevention efforts recovered nearly $3.3 billion. Over the past five years, DOJ specifically has recovered more than $15 billion in …

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/health-care-fraud-takedown

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FBI — HEAT/Strike Force Health Care Fraud Press …

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8 hours agoFederal Bureau of Investigation. HEAT/Strike Force Health Care Fraud Press Availability. Washington, D.C. February 17, 2011. Good afternoon. As the Attorney General and Secretary Sebelius have

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/news/speeches/heat-strike-force-health-care-fraud-press-availability

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Federal Indictments & Law Enforcement Actions in One of

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6 hours agoOne of the largest health care fraud schemes investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and prosecuted by the Department of Justice resulted in charges against 24 defendants, including the CEOs, COOs and others associated with five telemedicine companies, the owners of dozens of durable medical …

Link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-indictments-and-law-enforcement-actions-one-largest-health-care-fraud-schemes

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FBI warns public of scams ahead of National Report

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7 hours agoAccording to the FBI, health care fraud saw a 110% increase in victims nationally from 2019 to 2020, going from 657 victims to 1,383. The reported losses by …

Link: https://kvoa.com/news/national-news/2021/09/07/fbi-warns-public-of-scams-ahead-of-national-report-medicare-fraud-day/

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FBI — TwentyFour Defendants Charged in Health Care

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5 hours agoFBI Assistant Director in Charge JANICE K. FEDARCYK said: “The charges alleged in today’s indictments describe a growing epidemic that exploits private and public insurers and the people they insure. Health care fraud is often mistaken for a victimless crime, but it victimizes insurers directly and the insured and others indirectly.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/newyork/press-releases/2011/twenty-four-defendants-charged-in-health-care-billing-scams-that-defrauded-insurance-companies-medicare-and-medicaid-out-of-millions-of-dollars

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Memphis Medical Sales Agent Agrees to Deceiving FBI

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888-402-4054Just NowWe will also investigate possible health care fraud and safeguard both you and your profession. Our highly trained lawyers at the HCFG are knowledgeable and have a clear understanding of the need to prove innocence after the allegation of any offense. For any legal support, representation, and advice you may require, contact us at 888-402-4054.

Link: https://healthcarefraudgroup.com/news/memphis-medical-sales-agent-agrees-to-deceiving-fbi/

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How the FBI Took Down a $2 Million Health Care Scam

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6 hours agoFBI agent peering off into the distance. Photo courtesy of the official FBI’s facebook page. Harrell was charged with organizing and managing a health care fraud scheme that collected over $2 million from the Medicaid program from 2012 to 2015. His plan started in Georgia, then spread into Louisiana and Florida.

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DOJ charges 14 people in alleged Covidrelated healthcare

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7 hours agoThe DOJ said Wednesday it charged 14 people in Covid-related health-care fraud schemes that allegedly bilked consumers and insurers out of $143 million.

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/26/doj-charges-14-people-in-alleged-health-care-fraud-related-to-covid-19.html

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Protecting Yourself from Health Care Fraud

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2 hours agoAccording to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), health care related fraud saw a 110% increase in victims nationally from 2019 to 2020, rising from 657 victims to 1,383. The

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/phoenix/news/press-releases/fbi-tech-tuesday-protecting-yourself-from-health-care-fraud

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FBI — Health Care Fraud Trends and Tips

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4 hours agoFBI health care fraud cases sometimes cross over into other investigative areas, like organized crime, gangs, and cyber crime, where we see criminals beginning to use the proceeds from health care fraud schemes to fund their operations. Tips to help avoid being victimized: Protect your health insurance information card like a credit card.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2010/june/health-care-fraud

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FBI Places Priority on Health Care Fraud Investigations

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7 hours agoFraud, waste, and abuse diverts some 10 percent of the total budget away from the care of patients putting upwards of $360 billion in the hands of criminals. What is lost on health care fraud is more than half of the 2019 Department of Defense’s discretionary budget of $686.1 billion. THE FBI HEADS THE ANTI-FRAUD EFFORT.

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Link: https://verisys.com/the-fbi-places-a-high-priority-on-health-care-fraud-investigations/

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Former NFL Players Plead Guilty to Nationwide Health Care

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8 hours agoPortis and Vanover pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and agreed to pay full restitution to the Plan. Portis is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 6, 2022, and Vanover is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 22, 2022. They each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-nfl-players-plead-guilty-nationwide-health-care-fraud-scheme

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ExNFL star Clinton Portis and other former players guilty

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6 hours agoSeptember 7, 2021 / 6:15 PM / MoneyWatch. Former NFL star Clinton Portis is among the latest group of former pro football players to plead guilty for their roles in a health care fraud

Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/clinton-portis-fraud-justice-department-running-back-fbi/

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Crime Alert: FBI releases a report showing a spike in

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7 hours agoIn a report released by the Phoenix office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of health care fraud cases skyrocketed during the pandemic. According to the report in 2019, the FBI

Link: https://kyma.com/dsw-living/health/2021/09/10/crime-alert-fbi-releases-a-report-showing-a-spike-in-health-care-fraud/

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FBI arrests El Paso business owner, nephew accused in

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Just NowAn El Paso business owner and her nephew are accused in a health care fraud scheme that allegedly signed up clients for hospice care who didn't need it. FBI agents arrested Zenia Chavez, 45, and her nephew, Raul Alejandro Fuentes, 23, on Friday on federal health care fraud and conspiracy charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said.

Link: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2369859703484/fbi-arrests-el-paso-business-owner-nephew-accused-in-hospice-health-care-fraud-scheme

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Columbia Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud USAO

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3 hours agoColumbia Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud. Hattiesburg, Miss. – A Columbia, Mississippi woman pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of health care fraud. According to court documents, beginning in 2016 and continuing for well over two years, Joy Beth Harden, 51, executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care

Link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdms/pr/columbia-woman-pleads-guilty-health-care-fraud

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Health Care Fraud Unit U.S. Department of Justice

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1 hours agoHealth Care Fraud Unit. The Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit is comprised of more than 70 prosecutors whose core mission is to prosecute health care fraud-related cases involving: (1) patient harm; and/or (2) large financial loss to the public fisc. The HCF Unit has a recognized and successful Strike Force Model

Link: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/health-care-fraud-unit

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United States Attorney's Office Announces Charges in Fraud

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2 hours agoOne complaint charges Jeremiah Faber, 45, of Gold Canyon, Arizona, the CEO of Harmony Healthcare, LLC dba Harmony Medical Care, with one count of health care fraud and one count of money laundering. The complaint alleges that Faber used Harmony’s Facebook and other social media sources to offer free COVID-19 testing if patients also completed

Link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-az/pr/united-states-attorneys-office-announces-charges-fraud-cases-related-covid-19

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Georgia woman admits participation in scheme to obtain

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9 hours agoIf you are aware of any fraud or kickbacks relating to telemedicine, including COVID-19 fraud, please call the FBI hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI. The case was investigated by the FBI and the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan A. Porter.

Link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdga/pr/georgia-woman-admits-participation-scheme-obtain-fraudulent-reimbursements-medical

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Phoenix FBI Tech Tuesday: Health Care Fraud — FBI

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7 hours agoPhoenix FBI Tech Tuesday: Health Care Fraud. In recognition of National Report Medicare Fraud Day on September 12, FBI Phoenix is encouraging the public to be aware of health care fraud

Link: https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/px-techtuesday-090721.mp4/view

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Christopher Wray, FBI director, 'furious' over botched

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Just NowFBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation on Capitol Hill

Link: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/15/christopher-wray-fbi-director-furious-over-botched/

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Simone Biles, other Olympic gymnasts testify on FBI

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Just NowOlympic gold medalist Simone Biles and three other elite gymnasts offered wrenching testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the FBI ignoring or …

Link: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/15/simone-biles-tells-congress-enough-is-enough-after/

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FBI — Mississippi Doctor Convicted of Health Care Fraud

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4 hours agoJACKSON, MS—Cassandra Faye Thomas, of Jackson, Mississippi, was convicted by a jury on March 8, 2011, of two counts of health care fraud, four counts of wire fraud, two counts of making false statements related to health care, theft of government funds, and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy, Jr. announced.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/jackson/press-releases/2011/ja041111.htm

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Health Care Fraud (FBI Website) YouTube

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3 hours agoAn overview of how the FBI is targeting health care fraud today. An overview of how the FBI is targeting health care fraud today.

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FBI — Operator of Two Home Health Care Businesses Indicted

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8 hours agoEach count of wire fraud and money laundering carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, while each count of health care fraud carries a maximum 10-year prison term. Each wire fraud and healthcare fraud count carries a maximum fine of $250,000, or an alternate fine totaling twice the loss or twice the gain, whichever is greater.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/chicago/press-releases/2011/operator-of-two-home-health-care-businesses-indicted-in-alleged-20-million-medicare-fraud-scheme

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FBI — Atlanta Chiropractor Sentenced to Over Four Years

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3 hours agoThe prison sentence imposed today shows that health care fraud is a serious crime.” Brian D. Lamkin, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta, said, “The FBI continues to dedicate vast investigative resources to its health care and medicare fraud programs primarily because of the high loss amounts to the U.S. Government that these cases can bring.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/atlanta/press-releases/2011/atlanta-chiropractor-sentenced-to-over-four-years-for-health-care-fraud

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FBI — Physician’s Assistant Convicted of Conspiring to

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7 hours agoIndicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2010, for health care fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, Puig pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa on Friday, July 23, 2010, to the conspiracy charge and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the conviction.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/sanantonio/press-releases/2010/sa072610.htm

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Secret Court Reveals: FBI Hunted for Domestic Terrorists

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3 hours ago“ At least 40 FBI searches through the NSA’s warrantlessly collected data involved ‘health care fraud, transnational organized crime, violent gangs’ and ‘public corruption and bribery.’

Link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/secret-court-reveals-fbi-hunted-for-domestic-terrorists-without-a-warrant

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Health Care Fraud FBI Retired Official FBIretired Website

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Just NowIn FY 2014, the FBI was allocated $127.3 million in HIPAA funding used to support 797 positions (476 Agent, 321 Support). As a result of the funding, the FBI initiated 602 new Health Care Fraud investigations and had 2,771 pending investigations. Investigative results produced 730 criminal Health Care Fraud convictions and 849 Indictments and

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Angier, NC Resident Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud

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5 hours agoNEW BERN, N.C. – An Angier, North Carolina man, Ruben Samuel Matos, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. On September 18, 2020, Matos pled guilty to the charge.

Link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ednc/pr/angier-nc-resident-sentenced-conspiring-defraud-north-carolina-medicaid-system

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FBI — Mississippi Doctor Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison

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6 hours agoJACKSON, MS—Cassandra Faye Thomas, of Jackson, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to serve 168 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for health care fraud, wire fraud, making false statements related to health care, theft of government funds, and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/jackson/press-releases/2012/mississippi-doctor-sentenced-to-168-months-in-prison-for-health-care-fraud

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ExNFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme

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8 hours agoEx-NFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice says former NFL players Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover …

Link: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/nfl-players-plead-guilty-health-care-fraud-scheme-79882519

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FBI — Eleven People Arrested in New Jersey in LargeScale

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4 hours agoAlleged billing fraud by health professionals affects the entire economy and will not be tolerated.” According to the complaint filed in this case: Irina Krutoyarsky, 58, of Springfield, New Jersey, was the owner and operator of HHCH Health Care Inc., a for-profit home health aide business located in Linden.

Link: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/newark/press-releases/2013/eleven-people-arrested-in-new-jersey-in-large-scale-medicaid-fraud-scheme

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FBI monitoring 'Justice for J6' online chatter CBSN Live

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5 hours agoWatch "FBI monitoring 'Justice for J6' online chatter", a CBSN video on CBSNews.com. View more CBSN videos and watch CBSN, a live news stream featuring original CBS News reporting. 15m ago.

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ExNFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme

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6 hours agoEx-NFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme Clinton Portis, 40, was a second-round pick of the Broncos in 2002 and won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year honors that year

Link: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ex-nfl-players-plead-guilty-to-health-care-fraud-scheme

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FBI healthcare sting uses mob case treatment Chicago

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003-08-245 hours agoFederal agents are using mob-busting tactics to root out fraud in the health-care industry. The FBI used an innocuous, white one-story warehouse tucked between a …

Link: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2003-08-24-0308240453-story.html

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Health Care Fraud Archives Official FBIretired Website

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Just NowList Members are “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS with no known current affiliation with the FBI, U.S Department of Justice and/or the United States Government … that is unless a Member has credentials indicating he/she is an “independent contractor,” or “vendor,” and is currently employed, and/or is under contract with an agency/department of the United States Government.

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Nigerian Doctor Nabbed By FBI Over MultimillionDollar

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6 hours agoNigerian Doctor Nabbed By FBI Over Multimillion-Dollar Healthcare Fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a nabbed Nigerian medical doctor, Patrick Nwaokwu, for his involvement in multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud. Mr Nwaokwu, 50, was arrested on July 9, barely 24 hours after the U.S. issued a warrant of arrest on July 8.

Link: https://thegistday.com/2021/08/17/nigerian-doctor-nabbed-by-fbi-over-multimillion-dollar-healthcare-fraud/

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Execs named in multimilliondollar health fraud probe St

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4 hours agoAn FBI affidavit obtained by the Business Journal names a handful of St. Louisans, including a high-profile investment banker, in a health care fraud scheme involving Brown’s, a …

Link: https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2016/08/26/execs-named-in-multimillion-dollar-health-fraud.html

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FBI Investigating Newark Beth Israel’s Transplant Program

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Just NowFBI Investigating Newark Beth Israel’s Transplant Program for Possible Fraud. The bureau is looking at whether the hospital may have defrauded Medicare and Medicaid as it …

Link: https://www.propublica.org/article/fbi-investigating-newark-beth-israels-transplant-program-for-possible-fraud

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Beware COVID19 health care scammers wbir.com

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9 hours agoThe FBI warns there are several emerging health care fraud schemes in which scam artists are trying to play on your fears. Author: 10News Staff Published: 4:37 PM EDT June 9, 2020

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FBI Warns of Emerging Health Care Fraud Schemes Related to

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6 hours agoWASHINGTON, DC-The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about several emerging health care fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Criminals are actively manipulating the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage,” said Calvin A. Shivers, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.

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FBI Arrest Nigerian Doctor For Multimilliondollar Fraud

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9 hours agoThe medical doctor alongside his associates, face charges for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. A Nigerian medical doctor, Patrick Nwaokwu has been arrested by The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his involvement in multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud. Mr Nwaokwu, 50, was arrested on July 9, barely 24 hours after the U.S. issued a warrant of…

Link: https://akahinews.org/fbi-arrest-nigerian-doctor-for-multimillion-dollar-fraud/

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Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevent, Detect, Report

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1 hours agoCriminal and civil penalties for Medicare fraud reflect the serious harms associated with health care fraud and the need for aggressive and appropriate intervention. Providers and health care organizations involved in health care fraud risk being excluded from participating in all Federal health care programs and losing their professional licenses.

Link: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/Fraud-Abuse-MLN4649244.pdf

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Health care fraud Wikipedia

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7 hours agoRecent news and statistics. The FBI estimates that Health Care Fraud costs American tax payers $80 billion a year. Of this amount $2.5 billion was recovered through False Claims Act cases in FY 2010. Most of these cases were filed under qui tam provisions.. Over the course of FY 2010, whistleblowers were paid a total of $307,620,401.00 for their part in bringing the cases forward.

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The FBI estimates that Health Care Fraud costs American tax payers $80 billion a year.

How are health care fraud cases cross over into organized crime?

FBI health care fraud cases sometimes cross over into other investigative areas, like organized crime, gangs, and cyber crime, where we see criminals beginning to use the proceeds from health care fraud schemes to fund their operations. Tips to help avoid being victimized: Protect your health insurance information card like a credit card.

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