Health Care Fraud: First, Do No Harm
Cathy Fleming writes:
If you could earn a 20:1 return, would you invest? The federal government apparently would and does. According to an October 2013 report prepared for the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund,1 “[i]f all costs and benefits are accounted for, the benefit to cost ratio of False Claims Act law enforcement now exceeds 20:1.”
Federal and state governments, often aided by whistleblowers and their private counsel, and armed with the potential for significant criminal and civil penalties, have prioritized health care investigations into a “healthy” cottage industry.
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