Corporate Compliance

Leaders in government and healthcare join forces at National Summit on Healthcare Fraud

Compliance Monitor, February 3, 2010

The Department of Justice issued a press release detailing the June 28 National Summit on Healthcare Fraud in Maryland. The event was the first gathering of law enforcement and private and public sectors as part of President Obama’s administration’s effort to combat healthcare fraud.
 
This summit focused on the following:
 
  • Using technology to prevent and detect healthcare fraud
  • Establishing the role of states in preventing healthcare fraud
  • Developing effective prevention policies and methods for insurers, providers, and beneficiaries
  • Creating effective law enforcement strategies
  • Measuring healthcare fraud, assessing recoveries and determining resource needs
 The summit took place in anticipation of Obama’s 2011 budget plan release, which details HHS’ request for a $60.2 million increase for DOJ related investigations of healthcare fraud, including the government run Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). Since its inception in 2007, HEAT has obtained indictments of over 500 individuals and organizations that have falsely billed Medicare for more than $1 billion.
 
For more information on the National Summit, visit www.healthcarefraudsummit.com.

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