Prosecutions of Health Care Fraud Law Reach New High in FY 2013

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 14, 2014

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2013 a record high of 377 individuals were prosecuted under the federal Health Care Fraud law (18 USC 1347). According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up 3 percent over the previous fiscal year, and up 7.7 percent from five years ago. The Southern District of Illinois (East St. Louis) led the nation with 10.1 prosecutions of this statute per one million people, over eight times the national average of 1.2 prosecutions per million. In second place was the Southern District of Florida (Miami) with 8.8 prosecutions per million, followed by South Carolina with 7.2 prosecutions per million. For more details, including a timeline of prosecutions and top ten district rankings, see the report.”

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