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Health Care Fraud

Health Care FraudRooting out health care fraud is central to the well-being of both our citizens and the overall economy.

Health care fraud costs the country tens of billions of dollars a year. It’s a rising threat, with national health care expenditures estimated to exceed $3 trillion in 2014 and spending continuing to outpace inflation. Recent cases also show that medical professionals continue, and may be more willing, to risk patient harm in furtherance of their schemes. The FBI is the primary agency for exposing and investigating health care fraud, with jurisdiction over both federal and private insurance programs. We seek to identify and pursue investigations against the most egregious offenders involved in health care fraud through our investigative partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as our relationships with private insurance national groups, associations, and investigative units. Our field offices proactively target fraud through coordinated initiatives, task forces and strike teams, and undercover operations.

In Depth

Inside our Program
- Health Care Fraud Overview 

Additional Resources
- Fraud Prevention Tips
- Stop Medicare Fraud Website
- Health Care Fraud Report


News & Features
- Health Care Fraud Takedown
Doctor Prescribes Unnecessary Chemotherapy
- Health Care Fraud Enterprise Dismantled
- ‘Serial Infector” Gets 39 Years
- Internet Pharmacy Operator Gets Jail Time
- Estate Planner Victimized Terminally Ill
Operation Universal Fast Money
- Nursing Home Abuse
- National Medicare Fraud Takedown