Since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged more than 1,140 defendants who have falsely billed Medicare for more than $2.9 billion. So far in 2011, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has obtained 240 convictions (217 guilty pleas, 23 trial convictions), more than any other year in its operation. In 2010, the average amount of time from indictment to sentencing in Medicare Fraud Strike Force cases was nine months. More than 94 percent of the defendants were sentenced to prison terms. In fiscal year 2010, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force recovered a record $4.02 billion, 57 percent more money than they recovered in 2009. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has decreased, by roughly half, the time from an investigation’s start to the case’s prosecution. The biggest single takedown took place in September 2011, when 91 individuals were charged with committing $295 million in fraud.
What Is the Medicare Fraud Strike Force?
Have Doctors and Other Providers and Suppliers Been Excluded From Medicare Because of Fraud, Abuse or Waste? Is There a List of Those Who Have Been Excluded?
How Does the Government Recover Money From Those Who Have Committed Medicare Fraud?
How Much Money Is Lost to Medicare Fraud Annually?
Several Bills Have Been Introduced in Congress Regarding Medicare Fraud. Will Any of Them Become Law?
Who's Who in Medicare Fraud? Who Is in Charge? Who Handles the Investigations? Who Prosecutes?