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2023 Nationwide Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General participated alongside key law enforcement partners in the 2023 Nationwide Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action. This action resulted in criminal charges brought against telemedicine platform owners, laboratory owners, durable medical equipment (DME) providers, hospice operators, and pharmacists, among others, with losses exceeding $1.1 billion.

78 defendants, including 24 licensed medical providers and 6 doctors, across 17 federal districts were charged for their alleged participation in these fraud schemes, resulting in $2.5 billion false billings to federal programs.

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Last updated June 30, 2023