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Biggest healthcare frauds in 2015: Running list

Henry Powderly, Editor-in-Chief

Updated, Dec. 7, 2015

Healthcare fraud continues to roil the industry, as a steady stream of doctors, practice owners, suppliers and even executives are charged weekly with ripping off patients and payers alike.

In 2014, the federal government recovered nearly $5.7 billion in healthcare fraud cases, up $1.9 billion from the prior fiscal year. Of that amount, $2.3 billion was tied to healthcare fraud against the federal government, according to a recent review by the Nashville, Tennessee firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Already, 2015 has seen a host of major fraud news involving dozens of individuals and amounting to millions in abuse, often related to Medicare fraud.

We’ll keep tabs on the biggest cases, those with greater resonance for healthcare providers, in this running list. Check back often as new cases are added.

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