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Medicare Set Aside News - Fraud Protection - HEAT Successes

Medicare HEAT Task Force Successes - the HEAT Team actions have led to significant recoveries from health care fraud.

Between 2007 and 2011, the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) actions led to a 75% increase in individuals charged with criminal health care fraud. Since 2007, HEAT's Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a multi-agency group of investigators designed to fight Medicare fraud, has charged more than 1,400 defendants who collectively falsely billed the Medicare program more than $4.8 billion. In 2011, HEAT coordinated the largest-ever federal health care fraud takedown involving $530 million in fraudulent billing.

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