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October 03, 2019

VA, DOJ Announce New Health Fraud Task Force

The VA and the DOJ announced the creation of a new VA Health Care Fraud Task Force, a joint effort aimed at combating fraud in the VA’s health care programs.  The DOJ championed the new Task Force, saying that it combined the VA-OIG’s experience and the DOJ’s proven track record in prosecuting health care fraud.  “We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge and expertise of DOJ…”  said VA Inspector General Michael J. Missel.  The Task Force will focus on fraud in the VA’s Community Care program, which enables veterans to receive care through a provider in their local communities.