Department of Justice


Whistleblower Lawsuits and False Claims Act Recoveries For Health Care Fraud Net $2.6 Billion For Federal Government in 2013

In its continuing effort to safeguard expenditures of taxpayer dollars, the United States Justice Department has reported a 2013 recovery of $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments resolving a myriad of whistleblower lawsuits and False Claims Act cases.*  Cases involving health care fraud comprised more than one-half of the total reported recovery, or $2.6 million. The bulk of health care whistleblower and False Claims Act lawsuits involved Medicare and Medicaid fraud.  Especially evident within this group of cases were fraud and... Read More