Health Care Enforcement Defense Group Alert: Senate Hearing and Proposed Legislation Focus on Health Care Fraud

After yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Effective Strategies for Preventing Health Care Fraud,” Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE) introduced the Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009 (S. 1959) (“Fraud Enforcement Act”).

At the hearing, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (DOJ) testified to the Departments’ views on the success of recent fraud recovery efforts, and Assistant Attorney General Tony West stated that the DOJ has made fighting health care fraud a top priority.

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