Preview of Member Only Content
For full access: or Become a Member
Anatomy of a Federal Health Care Fraud Prosecution
By Alexandra C. Gaugler and Marc S. Raspanti
White-Collar Crime columns.
Unfortunately, every year health care providers across the United States become the targets of a federal health care fraud investigation. Prosecuting health care fraud has been one of the government’s top law enforcement priorities for well over a decade. It remains a priority under the current administration. Indeed, prosecutions are on the rise. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently reported that health care fraud investigations are among the highest priority investigations within the FBI’s White Collar Crime Program, ranking behind only public corruption and corporate fraud.1 Through fiscal year 2007, the FBI alone investigated 2,493 cases of suspected health care fraud, resulting in 839 indictments and 635 convictions of individuals.2
Those medical providers who become the target of a criminal health care fraud prosecution must prepare for the literal fight of their professional lives. Their world will be turned upside down. They will face a grueling legal battle, with the
Want to read more?
The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.
NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
Not a member? Join now.
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.
See what NACDL members say about us.
To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.
- Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or email@example.com
- Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.