HHS Secretary Sebelius, U.S. Attorney General Holder to Participate in Regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit in Chi

Federal, state, and local partners gather for summit to discuss fraud prevention efforts

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

   

WHAT:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at a Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) regional summit in Chicago. The summit will bring together federal, state, and local partners; prosecutors and investigators; and representatives of both beneficiaries and providers to highlight fraud prevention efforts, provide information about how patients and companies in the public and private sector can protect themselves from fraud, and discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud in the U.S. health care system. The summit will include presentations featuring law enforcement officials, consumer experts, providers, and key government agencies. Immediately following their remarks, the Secretary and Attorney General will participate in a media availability.
 
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. To date, summits have taken place in Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Brooklyn, Detroit, and Philadelphia.
 

WHO:

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

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Summit: 9:00 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. (CDT)
 

Sebelius/Holder Remarks: 10:00 a.m. (CDT)

 

WHERE:

Marriott Downtown Chicago
540 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611
 

CONTACT:

Keith Maley, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, [email protected]

 

Adora Andy, U.S. Department of Justice, [email protected]

 

Event is open to credentialed members of the media only



CONTACT:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Public Affairs
202-690-6343
or
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
202-514-2007

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Illinois

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Law Enforcement/Emergency Services  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  Legal  General Health

MEDIA:

Logo
 Logo

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.