Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces “Largest Take Down of Healthcare Fraud in U.S. History”…

Earlier today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a national health care fraud takedown resulting in charges against over 412 individuals responsible for $1.3 Billion in fraud losses:

(United States Attorney General) Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings. Of those charged, over 120 defendants, including doctors, were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics.

Thirty state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today’s arrests. In addition, HHS has initiated suspension actions against 295 providers, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.

Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Price were joined in the announcement by Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting Director Andrew McCabe of the FBI, Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Inspector General Daniel Levinson of the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), Chief Don Fort of IRS Criminal Investigation, Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Deputy Director Kelly P. Mayo of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).

Today’s enforcement actions were led and coordinated by the Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit in conjunction with its Medicare Fraud Strike Force (MFSF) partners, a partnership between the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the FBI and HHS-OIG. In addition, the operation includes the participation of the DEA, DCIS, and State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

The charges announced today aggressively target schemes billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE (a health insurance program for members and veterans of the armed forces and their families) for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications that often were never even purchased and/or distributed to beneficiaries.

The charges also involve individuals contributing to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on medical professionals involved in the unlawful distribution of opioids and other prescription narcotics, a particular focus for the Department. According to the CDC, approximately 91 Americans die every day of an opioid related overdose. (read more)

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268 Responses to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces “Largest Take Down of Healthcare Fraud in U.S. History”…

  1. joan and bill says:

    God bless ag sessions as our turtle wins the race
    next could be how claire mccaskill conveniently irresponsible put 9 billion $ in private accounts rather than treasury and obuma put $ from bank fines not into our treasury but diverted it back to the banks

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  2. Ned says:

    We love President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Bazza McKenzie says:

    Be nice to see him announce the largest take down of electoral fraud in US history, or perhaps the largest take down of political criminals who have abused their offices in US history.

    Perhaps that’s hoping for too much.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. wodiej says:

    This is good news. We’ll take it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JAS says:

    So yeah, he was just cleaning his desk all this time? … right…..

    Liked by 5 people

  6. mari says:

    Thank you, AG Sessions for your steadfast dedication to bringing back the rule of law. I have no doubt you are doing everything in your power to make the DOJ a better place.

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  7. joshua says:

    so when does everyone just shut up about Jeff Session and What Is He DOING?

    Liked by 7 people

    • Contrarymary says:

      When he takes down Lois Lerner and others in the irs scheme. When he takes down soros for sedition. When he takes down politicians for their public corruption. We have Washington, D.C. Full of open public corruption and extortion and we’re suppose to accept this as business as usual. This is chump change in the grand scheme of things or to use someone else’s ter “a nothing burger” in comparison to the takedown of our constitutional republic. This is merely a symptom.

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  8. pageoturner says:

    There are bigger issues Sessions should be focused on – like what Obama and the DNC are doing to overthrow the government.

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    • F104 says:

      Thank you. It’s great but it’s like fixing the broken tile in the floor when a car just got through crashing into the house.

      Liked by 1 person

    • carrierh says:

      page, you don’t know what is or may already be on the agenda and then the strike the iron will take place. Trump and appointees know when, where, why and how so hold your horses because the shadow government is deep but it is penetrable.

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  9. Start going after the Clintons and their cronies, start with Susan Rice. And the others that keep threatening POTUS’ life.

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    • crepelady says:

      Absolutely, and how about all the death threats and filthy lies? These are crimes against our President that need to be reckoned with now. How dare those toads go on and on without any consequences. for their vile disrespect. I believe in free speech but most of tv freaks are over the edge of what is legal and what is not. There is a limit to their lies when it comes to POTUS which boils down to threats. Now that is what is referred to as TREASON.

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    • svenwg says:

      Are you sure that he has not already put a special court into session to tackle the crimes of the Clinton/Obozzo regime?

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  10. Waiting for Obama to take credit for this on going 7 years investigation in 3.. 2.. 1…

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  11. jente says:

    That’s nice. Now, lock her up!

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  12. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    We’ll only know how serious they are when they reach the sentencing phase. Time served and community service ain’t gonna cut it. Hard labor, 25 years.

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  13. Simple Jack says:

    This is great, and important work. Honestly though, Jeff Sessions is going to be a failure as AG unless he embraces the hate and becomes an anti-corruption crusader. It’s what the people who elected his boss want to see, it’s what the country needs to have, and it’s the only way respect and trust for our institutions will ever be restored.

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  14. Serpentor says:

    This is a good start. Get some fraud and waste out of the system. Then, it’s time to enforce anti-trust laws on the health care industry.

    The price fixing and racketeering needs to stop.

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  15. Donna in Oregon says:

    Sessions is doing exactly what benefits President Trump’s agenda. Great timing on this with Obamacare repeal.

    Huge difference at the border and major drug busts all across the USA. Removing criminal illegal aliens, disrupting the drug distribution across America is the most fiscally responsible thing to do right now. Each illegal alien costs the taxpayers $25,000 to $35,000 per year. This relieves the pressure on local, state and federal resources.

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  16. Realist says:

    Ohomo the Muslim and his evil corrupt undemocratic DemoncRAT REGIME created the atmosphere in which all kinds of corrupt practices such as this were allowed, in fact ENCOURAGED by complete lack of oversight and administration, to flourish unchecked.

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