Comment On Creation Of The Health Care Fraud Prevention And Enforcement Action Team (HEAT)

“Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius are committed to making health care fraud enforcement a priority.  By expanding the joint-agency health care task forces to Detroit and Houston and establishing the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, they have pledged to make greater efforts to use technology and data sharing to stop fraud before it starts.

“Just as the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which the President will sign into law today, will help combat fraud, so too must we look for ways to fight fraud in our nation’s health care system.  I applaud the Attorney General and the Secretary for their early commitment to this issue.  These efforts will undoubtedly help reduce the costs of health care and protect taxpayers’ funds in the future, and be an important part of our overall plan to reform health care in this country.”

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