U.S. officials crack down on Medicare fraud schemes nationwide
- seven the number of cities in which the Medicare fraud raids took place
- 100+ the number of people charged in the raids, including doctors
- $450M the amount the fraud schemes allegedly cost the government source
» The biggest takedown of its kind: Today, raids took place in Miami, Tampa, Chicago, Baton Rouge, Detroit, Houston and Los Angeles as part of a three-year ongoing crackdown on Medicare fraud, according to an announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday. The frauds included ”every kind of scheme you can think of,” according to one source on the matter.