Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder told the U.S. House of Representatives Committed on the Judiciary about DOJ’s many accomplishments over the last fiscal year. Relevant to Medicare fraud qui tam cases, he stated that the DOJ, in cooperation with the HHS and other partners, “by utilizing authorities provided under the False Claims Act and other essential statutes –recovered nearly $4.1 billion in cases involving fraud on federal health-care programs. That’s the highest amount ever recovered in a single year. And for every dollar we’ve spent combating health-care fraud, we’ve returned an average of seven dollars to the U.S. Treasury, the Medicare Trust Funds, and others.” Just imagine what would happen if Congress were to authorize more funds for False Claims Act enforcement? More money back to the US treasury. Seem like a no-brainer to us…. (The full-text of AG Holder’s testimony is located at: http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2012/ag-speech-120607.html)
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