Twenty-Four Charged in Arkansas as Part of Largest Nationwide Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History
WASHINGTON-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts-including the Eastern District of Arkansas. Among the defendants were 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, all alleged to have participated 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. Thirty state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today's arrests. In addition, HHS has initiated suspension actions against 295 providers, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
- Date:July 13, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions