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Feds recover $2.5 billion in health care fraud
San Francisco Chronicle

Federal officials say they recovered a record $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, and they’re planning new security measures to crack down further on Medicare scams.

The Affordable Care Act will also allow authorities more power to combat fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services say the changes will end an antiquated system that puts authorities at a disadvantage.