False Claims Act Quarterly, Spring 2012 .

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In This Issue:

- DOJ/HHS: 2011 SAW LARGEST SINGLE-YEAR RECOVERY FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

In February 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a report announcing that the federal government recovered nearly $4.1 billion in fraudulent health care payments during fiscal year (“FY”) 2011 – the highest amount ever recovered in a single year....

-HHS EXPANDS ROLE OF INITIATIVE IN FIGHTING MEDICARE FRAUD

In late 2011, HHS announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) had awarded $9 million to help Senior Medicare Patrol (“SMP”) programs nationwide as they continue to battle health care fraud. Operated by the Administration on Aging, in partnership with both CMS and HHS, the SMP programs are designed to increase awareness among Medicare’s millions of beneficiaries about how to detect and prevent health care fraud.

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