During the fiscal year 2010, the US government was able to recover more than $4 Billion stolen from federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Due to the fraud-fighting efforts of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) and Medicare Fraud Strike, this money was returned to the Medicare Health Insurance Trust Fund, the Treasury, and other government programs.
President Obama’s vigorous administration isn’t stopping while they’re ahead. They will continue to combat fraud with the Affordable Care Act which allows them to do less “paying-and-chasing” of the claims. Additionally, Health and Human Services has announced there are new rules and resources to help stop fraud from occurring. Visit www.stopmedicarefraud.gov for more information on Obama’s effort to eradicate Medicare fraud.
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