Fighting Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

TAF: 10/1/13

Statement of Purpose Summary of Findings
The purpose of this report is to provide an estimate of the benefits and costs to the federal government
of fighting fraud in the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.
This report updates earlier published studies conducted by the author for Taxpayers Against Fraud
Education Fund.
Since the last study was published in 2006, several new factors have emerged in this field.
• We have seen an increase in the number of cases filed, as well as a major increase in the size of
the largest settlements and judgments.
• In recent years, states and the federal government have become much more involved in
investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud.
• There has been a substantial rise in criminal penalties.
• The major cases now include more investigations of pharmaceutical companies. Read More