Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles


Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Thursday, 27th January 2011

Health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recover record $4 billion; new Affordable Care Act tools will help fight fraud

Health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recover record $4 billion; new Affordable Care Act tools will help fight fraud

Source:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli today announced a new report showing that the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered more than $4 billion in taxpayer dollars in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.  This is the highest annual amount ever recovered from people who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers.  In addition, HHS today announced new rules authorized by the Affordable Care Act that will help the department work proactively to prevent and fight fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 

These findings, released today, in the annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC) report, are a result of President Obama making the elimination of fraud, waste, and abuse a top priority in his administration.  The success of this joint Department of Justice (DOJ) and HHS effort would not have been possible without the Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), created in 2009 to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and to crack down on the fraud perpetrators who are abusing the system and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars.  These efforts to reduce fraud will continue to improve with the new tools and resources provided by the Affordable Care Act, including the new rules announced today.

+ Full Report (PDF)



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Intellectual Property Protection in a Digital World
    Wednesday, 7th October 2015

    Co-producer of the the FreePint Topic Series "All About Usage - From Content Sharing to Data Mining", Anja Thygesen, reflects on the latest FreePint reports and articles in the series and how they shed light on the complex subject of protecting intellectual property.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of RefME (Competitors, Development & Pricing)
    Wednesday, 7th October 2015

    In the final section of her review of RefME, the free tool to create citations, reference lists and biographies, Cindy Romaine looks at the value of its data analytics revenue model and the support offered to users through the RefME Institute. Other similar tools EasyBib, Citethisforme, Citefast, Zotero and Mendeley are compared as are how it fits in with the more powerful EndNote and RefWorks.

  • Click to view the article Subscription Update - What's New and What's Coming
    Wednesday, 7th October 2015

    Find out what's new and upcoming in FreePint’s Content, Community, and Consulting including our concluding articles, webinars and reports from the "All About Usage" series. Find out about our next Topic Series, "News, and Other Commodities" and don't miss our upcoming Community of Practice sessions on "Understanding Usage" in New York and London.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"I found the Communities of Practice session one of the most valuable I have attended. It's helpful to talk to so many people who worry about ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »


All Archives »