Actions Speak Louder

By Charles S. Clark

February 29, 2012

Just days after senators complained of the ineffectiveness of a new software designed to ferret out fraudulent Medicare claims, the Justice and Health and Human Services departments were able to speak softly while wielding a big stick.

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced that they had arrested a Texas doctor and five owners of home health-care agencies charged with fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid nearly $375 million. They described it as the largest case of its kind ever

And it was software that detected the suspicious patterns in the invoices.


By Charles S. Clark

February 29, 2012

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2012/02/actions-speak-louder/41346/