Feds Charge 412 in $1.3 Billion Healthcare Fraud Bust
Authorities Call Takedown a Record Enforcement Action
Keith Fricke, partner and principal consultant at tw-Security, says despite the pattern of escalating healthcare fraud enforcement actions annually, “I don’t think the feds are trying to break any records; rather, they are trying to enforce laws and seeing that criminals serve time for crimes committed.
In addition, reducing further fraud stems the financial burden on the government and the country’s taxpayers. In this case, it also serves to reduce loss of life due to opioid abuse and overdoses while criminals profit from it.” Nonetheless, the trend of bigger takedowns indicates at least two issues, he says. “First, it……