TITLE

DoJ, HHS 'HEAT' things up for Medicare defrauders

AUTHOR(S)
McCARTY, MARK
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;5/26/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 99, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reveals the plan of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to boost efforts to combat Medicare and Medicaid fraud. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the program is part of an ongoing commitment by the administration to fiscal responsibility and accountability. A task force was formed by the HHS and DoJ called the Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). Holder notes the effectiveness of inter-department coordination in Florida's fight against Medicare fraud.
ACCESSION #
40397002

 

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