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2021 National COVID-19 Health Care Fraud Takedown

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media@oig.hhs.gov

202-619-0088

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, along with our law enforcement partners, participated in the largest coordinated law enforcement action to combat health care fraud related to COVID-19.

14 defendants in 7 federal districts across the United States were charged for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted in over $143 million in false billings. Defendants include telemedicine company executives, physicians, marketers, and medical business owners.

Last updated May 26, 2021