Federal fraud recoveries reach $2.4B in 2015

The federal government collected $2.4 billion through the Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program during fiscal year 2015, nearly one-third less than the previous year.

During FY 2015, federal prosecutors opened nearly 1,000 new criminal healthcare fraud cases and filed charges in nearly half of those cases. Over the course of the year, the program broke up more than 144 healthcare fraud enterprisers and had more than 1,000 civil healthcare fraud matters pending by the end of the fiscal year. The feds said $22 million in funding sequestered from the HCFAC program led to the decline from $3.3 billion recovered in 2014. Over the past three years, nearly $75 million has been sequestered from the program. Report