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Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Teams harness data analytics and the combined resources of Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities to prevent and combat health care fraud, waste, and abuse. First established in March 2007, Strike Force teams currently operate in nine cities: Miami, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Brooklyn, New York; southern Louisiana; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; and Dallas, Texas.

Strike Force teams bring together the efforts of the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Justice, Offices of the United States Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement, and others.

OIG Agents

These teams have a proven record of success in analyzing data and investigative intelligence to quickly identify fraud and bring prosecutions. The interagency collaboration also enhances the effectiveness of the Strike Force model. For example, OIG refers credible allegations of fraud to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) so that it can suspend payments to the suspected perpetrators, thereby immediately preventing losses from claims submitted by Strike Force targets.

Strike Force teams have shut down health care fraud schemes around the country, arrested more than a thousand criminals, and recovered millions of taxpayer dollars.

Latest Strike Force Enforcement Actions

October 10, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
Three Florida Residents are Charged with Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking
October 8, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Manager of Three Los Angeles Medical Clinics Indicted in $4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
October 8, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
October 2, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Shell Company Operator Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
October 2, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
South Florida Doctor and Other Professionals Charged with Health Care Fraud At Biscayne Milieu Health Center, Inc.
October 1, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Operator of Adult Day Care Center, Two Home Health Care Company Owners Convicted in $29 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
September 30, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Two Defendants Charged in Connection with Detroit-Area Home Health Kickback Scheme
September 30, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Doctor and Three Others Indicted for Their Alleged Roles in $7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
September 30, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Miami Home Health Care Agency Owner Indicted in $8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
September 30, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Six Defendants Charged for $6 Million Miami Home Health Care Fraud Scheme
September 16, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Doctor Admits to Providing Medically Unnecessary Chemotherapy to Patients
September 16, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Ambulance Company Manager Pleads Guilty to $5.5 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
August 28, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Man Indicted for Attempting to Conceal Evidence in Connection with Upcoming Trial for $30 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 26, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Owner of Home Health Care Company Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison for Role in $6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 25, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Louisiana Psychiatrist Sentenced to Serve More Than Seven Years in Prison for His Role in $258 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 20, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Participating in $22 Million Medicare
Fraud Scheme
August 18, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Louisiana
Baton Rouge Woman Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Term for Her Role in Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 7, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Her Role in $28.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 1, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Former Owner of Southern California Medical Supply Company Found Guilty for a 10-Year, $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Show More Strike Force Enforcement Actions

July 30, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Louisiana
Operators of Healthcare Company Convicted of Fraud and Kickbacks
July 29, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Director of Nursing Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
July 29, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice; Northern District of Illinois
"Doctor At Home" Manager Arrested on Federal Health Care Fraud Charge; Allegedly Ran Extensive Medicare Fraud Scheme
July 28, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Physician Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant Convicted in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
July 23, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Owner and Administrator of Miami Home Health Companies Pleads Guilty for Role in $74 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
July 14, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Texas
Licensed Pharmacist Convicted in "Pill Mill" Operation is sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison
July 11, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
South Florida Man Sentenced to Prison for $10.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
July 10, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Four Patient Recruiters Plead Guilty in Miami to Roles in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
July 7, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Southern California Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud and Identity Theft
July 1, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Physician Pleads Guilty for Role in Detroit-Area Medicare Fraud Scheme
June 27, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty for Role in $6.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 24, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Owner of Home Health Company Pleads Guilty to Role in $6.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 19, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $205 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 19, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Former Owner of Physical Therapy Clinic Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 18, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
Office Worker Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 13, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Houston Ambulance Operator Sentenced for Her Role in $2.4 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
June 12, 2014; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Louisiana
Federal Jury Convicts Owner of Healthcare Company in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme
June 3, 2014; U.S. Department of Justice
Los Angeles Physician Indicted in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

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