Federal, state, and local partners gather for the first in a series of day-long summits to discuss fraud prevention efforts
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Friday, July 16, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will kick off the first in a series of day-long summits bringing 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 Miami summit is the first in a series, with additional summits to follow in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
|Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General|
|Friday, July 16, 2010|
|James L. Knight Center|
|400 Southeast 2nd Avenue|
|Miami, FL 33131|
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 arriving at 9:00 EDT and cameras must be pre-set by 9:30 EDT.
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