HHS Secretary Sebelius, U.S. Attorney General Holder to Kick-Off Third Regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit in Bro

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, November 5, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder will kick-off the third 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. Immediately following the Opening Plenary Session there will be a brief media availability with Secretary Sebelius and Attorney General Holder.

On June 8, 2010, President Obama announced as part of a multi-faceted effort to crack down on Medicare fraud, a nationwide series of health care fraud prevention summits hosted by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. Summits have already taken place in Miami and Los Angeles.


      Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General


Friday, November 5, 2010
9:15 a.m. EDT
Media Pre-Set 8:45 a.m. EDT


Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11201


The event will be webcast live at www.hhs.gov/live

Guidance on the open-press components of the Summit’s agenda:

9:00-9:15 a.m.   Welcoming Remarks

Peter Budetti, MD, JD Deputy Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

9:15-9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
9:45-10:25 a.m. Panel #1: Criminal Law Enforcement Activity
10:25-11:05 a.m. Panel #2: Civil Law Enforcement Activity
11:20-12:00 p.m. Panel #3: Importance of Beneficiary/Consumer Vigilance and Communication
12:00-12:40 p.m. Panel #4: The Role of Providers in Preventing Health Care Fraud
12:40-12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Cameras must be pre-set by 9:00 a.m. EDT.


Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.


HHS Press Office

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