(WASHINGTON) – In a joint operation, the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Justice Department, recovered more than $4 billion in taxpayer dollars lost to fraud in 2010, reports MedPage Today.
The DOJ has said the funds represent the largest recovery of taxpayer dollars in the department’s history.
The prevention and enforcement operation was part of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC), which was implemented to recover and return such funds to the Medicare Health Insurance Trust Fund, the Treasury and other departments.
The HCFAC received $350 million from the Affordable Care Act to aid in its operations.
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