Record Number of Health Fraud Cases Reported by DOJ
29th June 2021

The DOJ opened over 900 False Claims cases last year involving healthcare fraud and is focusing on misuse of electronic health records, contribution to the opioid epidemic, abuse of senior citizens, manipulation of Medicare’s managed care program, and improper claims of COVID-19 relief funds. The False Claims Act (FCA) is the DOJ’s predominant tool in companies’ liability for defrauding the government and in recovering taxpayer money, and 366 FCA matters—including 265 healthcare fraud cases—were settled in 2020.