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Feds Charge 300 in Nation’s Largest Health Care Fraud Bust
NBC News

Federal authorities said Wednesday that roughly 300 people in more than half the states have been charged in the largest crackdown to date on health care fraud.

Those arrested account for more than $900 million in false billings to Medicare and Medicaid, according to the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.

Among those arrested are 60 licensed medical professionals, including 30 doctors, officials said.

The billings were for treatments or services deemed medically unnecessary — or for services that were never provided at all, including home care, medical equipment, and phony prescriptions.