Report Details $2.3B in 2014 Health Fraud Recovery

A recent Law360 article noted that federal prosecutors in 2014 netted more than $2 billion from fraud investigations in healthcare and life sciences. Whistleblower suits are on the rise, and the government recovered $1.9 billion more in 2014 than in 2013 in False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute violations. Hospitals were hit hard by penalties in FCA settlements and judgments relating to allegations that Medicare and Medicaid providers were billing outpatient services as inpatient services.

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