Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius to Host Regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit and Participate in Med

Federal, State, and Local Partners Gather for the Second in a Series of Day-Long Summits to Discuss Fraud Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will kick-off the second in a series of day-long health care fraud prevention summits in Los Angeles on THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Following their opening remarks, Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius will hold a brief media availability.

The summits bring together a wide array of federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers, and other interested parties to discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud within the U.S. health care system. The summit will include educational panels featuring law enforcement officials, consumer experts, providers and key government agencies. On June 8, 2010, President Obama announced as part of a multi-faceted effort to crack down on Medicare fraud a nationwide series of fraud prevention summits hosted by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The inaugural summit was held in Miami on July 16, 2010.



Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Opening Remarks: 11:00 a.m. PDT (followed by media availability)


Los Angeles City College

Camino Theatre
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

The event will be webcast live at


Open-press components of the Summit’s agenda:

11:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

-- Peter Budetti, Deputy Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
-- André Birotte Jr, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session

-- Secretary Sebelius
-- Attorney General Holder
11:45 – 11:55 a.m.

Remarks Open Press

-- Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
11:55 – 12:25 p.m.

Panel #1: Effective Law Enforcement Strategies

1:25 – 1:55 p.m.

Panel #2: Importance of Beneficiary/Consumer Vigilance and Communication

2:05 – 2:35 p.m.

Panel #3: The Role of Providers in Preventing Health Care Fraud

2:45 – 2:55 p.m.

Closing Remarks

-- Dan Levinson, Inspector General, HHS


Los Angeles City College is located at 855 North Vermont Avenue. Parking is available to all attendees at no charge in lots 1, 2 and 3.

To RSVP for the event, please contact the HHS Press Office at 202-690-6343.

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Media may begin pre set at 10:15 a.m. PDT and must be set by 10:45 a.m. PDT.

For more information on the Departments’ efforts to fight fraud and abuse please visit

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at



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