Justice Department Cites Record $4.1 Billion Health Care Fraud Recoveries


The Justice Department says it has logged a record year in health care fraud recoveries, with investigations yielding $4.1 billion in returned money in fiscal year 2011, reports MainJustice.com. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discussed the three-year old Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team yesterday.

The Justice Department recovered $2.4 billion in civil action brought under the False Claims Act. In one high-profile case, GlaxoSmithKline paid $600 million to resolve allegations that it produced tainted medications. The company also paid $150 million in criminal fines. Holder said U.S. Attorney’s offices opened 1,100 health care fraud cases and charged 1,400 defendants in 500 cases, getting 700 convictions.

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