Southern District Of Georgia Announces Participation in National Health Care Fraud Takedown
SAVANNAH, GA: On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings. Of those charged, over 120 defendants, including doctors, were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics.
- Date:July 14, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions