The Justice Department recently reported that it recovered a stunning $3.8 billion from False Claims Act recoveries. Of that amount, $2.6 billion was attributed to health care fraud cases alone. Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery said, “It has been another banner year for civil fraud recoveries, but more importantly, it has been a great year for the taxpayer and for the millions of Americans, state agencies and organizations that benefit from government programs and contracts.”
FY 2013 was the fourth straight year that the Justice Department recovered more than $2 billion in health care fraud cases. It was the second largest annual recovery in history. Of the $2.6 billion in health care fraud recoveries, $1.8 billion was recovered from alleged false claims for drugs and medical devices.