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Report Showcases Value of Government and Whistleblowers’ Health Care Fraud Fight

A report issued today by Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) shows that for every $1 the government spends on health care fraud law enforcement, $20 is recovered. Over the last several years, the public private partnership under the False Claims Act qui tam provision has fueled rising numbers of health care fraud cases and record levels of recoveries in civil damages and civil and criminal penalties and forfeitures that makes this return on investment possible.

The importance of the False Claims Act, the increased efforts by the government, and the contribution of whistleblowers, was promoted today in a statement by Senator Grassley, one or the sponsors of the 1986 amendments to the FCA that paved the way for increased enforcement.  The report is worth a close read by anyone interested in the fight against fraud and the role whistleblowers are playing.

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