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GAO outlines targets, costs of anti-fraud efforts
Modern Healthcare

Medical facilities—such as medical centers, clinics and medical practices—were the category of healthcare provider most likely to face fraud-related criminal investigations in 2010, according to a report that aims to help direct future anti-fraud efforts. Medical facilities were the subjects of nearly 25% of the 7,848 federal criminal fraud cases in 2010, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Tuesday. And durable medical equipment suppliers comprised about 16% of such cases.

Those same categories of healthcare companies comprised a nearly identical combined percentage of criminal cases in 2005.