U.S. Makes $15 on Every Dollar Spent Fighting Civil Healthcare Fraud
According to a study from Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Against Fraud, for each dollar the federal government spends investigating and prosecuting civil healthcare fraud, it gets more than $16 in return, even after subtracting amounts paid to whistleblowers.
Combined civil, criminal and state recoveries under the False Claims Act from 2008 through 2012 total approximately $18.3 billion. Only federal civil returns under the FCA show a better than 16:1 return on investment, but a more robust calculation factoring both criminal and civil fines and recoveries would show an even greater return, according to the study.
Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.
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