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OIG releases Semiannual Report to Congress

Device Regulation Alert: Safety, Compliance and Reimbursement News, December 8, 2008

During fiscal year (FY) 2008, government enforcement efforts led to 455 criminal actions and 337 civil actions against individuals or entities that engaged in healthcare-related fraud, according to the OIG’s Semiannual Report to Congress.

Durable medical equipment (DME) fraud led to significant recoveries for Medicare. Medicare Fraud Strike Force efforts in South Florida resulted in 50 convictions and $68.9 million in investigative receivables against DME suppliers and infusion providers in FY 2008.


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