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DOJ Charges 78 People for $2.5 Billion in Health Care Fraud

Posted on AllSides June 29th, 2023
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The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced criminal charges against 78 people across 16 U.S. states for alleged health care fraud and opioid abuse schemes that resulted in $2.5 billion in alleged fraudulent claims.

According to the department, the elderly and disabled, as well as HIV patients, were among those targeted by the schemes.

Of the $2.5 billion in alleged fraudulent claims, about $1.1 billion was paid out, officials said. The claims were made to Medicare, state Medicaid programs, and supplemental Medicare insurance programs provided by private insurers.

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