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HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tags: management , Kathleen Sebelius , Thomas Perrelli , Gerry Roy , Donald Berwick , Peter Budetti , HHS , Justice , CMS , Improper payments , Medicare and Medicaid , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST

Former D.C. boxer, gym director charged with $500K+ fraud

Federal and local officials arrested the director of a Northwest boxing club Thursday for allegedly using more than half a million public dollars for gambling.

Tags: Keely E. Thompson, Jr. , Keely Thompson , boxer , boxing gym , Keely's District Boxing and Youth Center , FBI , D.C. Inspector General's Office ,

Friday - 11/19/2010, 11:25am EST

CMS proposes new rules to combat fraud

Some say they're just nibbling around the edges. But, CMS is putting some proposed new rules out there to combat fraud and abuse in Medicaid and Medicare. WFED's Scott Carr explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , CMS , management , Scott Carr

Friday - 09/24/2010, 08:41am EDT

Fraud fight rages on at HUD

"The HUD OIG helped craft into legislation last year a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines for committing FHA fraud," said Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Kenneth M. Donohue. "The OIG, working with U.S. Attorneys across the country, will endeavor to use these new penalties to prevent and confront fraudulent activities. We will use any means at our disposal, whether criminal, civil or administrative, to stop those who are impacting the soundness of HUD's FHA program at such a critical time."

Tags: AGA , HUD , waste, fraud and abuse , FHA , Kenneth Donohue , inspector general , DoJ , newsstand

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 09:40am EST

Pres. Obama to IGs: Thanks - Now You Can Go

Doan: This is just the beginning

Tags: oversight , Waxman , AmeriCorps , inspector general , Lurita Doan , waste , abuse , mngt

Monday - 06/15/2009, 11:31am EDT

Fighting fraud before it happens

Tags: stimulus , waste , abuse , DoJ

Thursday - 05/14/2009, 11:51am EDT
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