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Government says it recovers billions in health fraud crackdown
Los Angeles Times

The federal government recovered a record $4.2 billion in the last fiscal year from medical providers and others who fraudulently billed government healthcare programs such as Medicare, the Obama administration announced Monday.

The 2012 tally — which surpassed the $4.1 billion the government reclaimed the previous fiscal year — extends a years-long trend and reflects efforts by the Obama administration to crack down on healthcare fraud.