October 09, 2020

National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results In Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible For More Than $6 Billion In Alleged Fraud Losses

The DEA announced the largest health care fraud and opioid enforcement action in DOJ history on September 30. A nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. These defendants have been charged with submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers, including more than $4.5 billion connected to telemedicine, more than $845 million connected to substance abuse treatment facilities, or “sober homes,” and more than $806 million connected to other health care fraud and illegal opioid distribution schemes across the country. 

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