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

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 Wednesday, January 12th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder will kick-off the fifth in a series of 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 their remarks, Sebelius and Holder will participate in a brief 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. Summits have already taken place in Miami, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Boston.

 

WHO:

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

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Event Begins: 9:00 a.m. EST
Sebelius/Holder Remarks: 10:00 a.m. EST
 

WHERE:

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
McNeil Science & Technology Center
723 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.

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



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Other Policy Issues  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health  Managed Care

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