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December 13, 2011

Health Care Fraud Prosecutions Hit Record Highs
By Ashley D. Adams

Federal health care fraud prosecutions in the first eight months of 2011 are on pace to rise 85% over last year, according to new government statistics. The sharp increase is largely attributable to ramped-up enforcement efforts under the Obama administration. The new figures, released by the non-partisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, indicate there have been 903 prosecutions so far this year. Thatís a 24% increase over the total for all of fiscal year 2010, when 731 people were prosecuted for health fraud. Looking back five years, prosecutions have gone up an astounding 71%, according to TRAC.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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