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2022 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action

2022 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, along with our law enforcement partners, participated in a sweeping, coordinated law enforcement action to combat health care fraud related to telehealth services.

36 defendants in 13 U.S. federal districts were charged for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that exploited the growing acceptance and use of telehealth. Defendants include telemedicine executives who allegedly paid doctors and other medical providers to order unnecessary laboratory testing, durable medical equipment (DME), and other medical services.

Last updated November 16, 2022