• Health Care Enforcement in 2012: A Year in Review
  • March 7, 2013
  • Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C. - Boston Office
  • Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. in 2012, the office of inspector general for the department of Health and Human services (HHs-oig) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all of its enforcement initiatives. additionally, HHs-oig excluded 3,131 individuals and entities from participation in federal health care programs; brought criminal actions against 778 individuals and entities alleged to have engaged in crimes against HHs programs; and filed 367 civil actions - including federal False claims act (Fca) suits, federal actions under the civil Monetary penalties law, and other administrative proceedings. also, 2012 saw the single largest takedown (in terms of the amount of Medicare false billings at stake) in the history of the Medicare Fraud strike Force. two hundred HHs-oig special agents, forensic examiners, and analysts executed a takedown across seven cities of over 100 individuals involved in Medicare fraud schemes linked to $452 million in total Medicare false claims.