Feds Boost Health Care Fraud Investigations, Including in Tenn.

Federal agencies are continuing to boost their efforts to investigate health care fraud, including in Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. Over the past four years, the Obama administration has recovered more than $14.9 billion in health care fraud judgments, settlements and administrative impositions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “If you trace back what our office has done in the last couple of years, you’d see a significant increase” in these types of fraud cases, said David Rivera, the acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Tennessee health care institutions such as Vanderbilt University, LifePoint Hospitals and HCA Holding have all recently faced fraud investigations.