Corporate Compliance

Government collects $2.2B in settlements, judgments in fiscal year 2006

Compliance Monitor, February 20, 2008

During fiscal year 2006, the federal government won or negotiated approximately $2.2 billion in judgments and settlements, according to the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program's (HCFAC) annual report released by the OIG.

Approximately $1.5 billion was transferred to the Medicare Trust Fund as a result of these efforts. In addition to $177.1 million in federal Medicaid money transferred separately to the Treasury as a result of these efforts. The HCFAC account has returned more than $10.4 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund since program began in 1997.

According to the report:

  • U.S. Attorneys' Offices opened 836 new criminal healthcare fraud investigations
  • Federal prosecutors had 1,677 healthcare fraud criminal investigations pending
  • Criminal charges were filed in 355 cases
  • A total of 547 defendants were convicted for healthcare fraud
  • The Department of Justice opened 915 new civil healthcare fraud investigations, and had 2,016 civil healthcare fraud investigations pending at the end of the fiscal year

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