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.
|Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General|
|Wednesday, January 12, 2011|
|Event Begins: 9:00 a.m. EST|
|Sebelius/Holder Remarks: 10:00 a.m. EST|
|University of the Sciences in Philadelphia|
|McNeil Science & Technology Center|
|723 South 43rd Street|
|Philadelphia, PA 19104|
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