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OIG Expects to Recover $5.9B in Fraud Investigations Print E-mail
Written by Tina Reed | Fierce Healthcare   
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recovered $5.9 billion from fraud investigations during fiscal year 2019, according to a semiannual report (PDF) to Congress released Monday. That's more than double from last year when the agency reported pulling in $2.9 billion; officials said they saw fewer large settlements. The agency pointed to its "first-of-its-kind investigation" of a major genetic testing fraud scheme in 2019 which ultimately resulted in a $42.6 million settlement. They also pointed to charges against 24 telemedicine and medical equipment company executives and physicians for their alleged participation in a $1.2 billion healthcare fraud scheme.

 


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