In 2007, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services created the Medicare Fraud Strike Force to aggressively target and prosecute all types of Medicare fraud.
Two years later, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). With HEAT’s creation, the effort to eliminate Medicare fraud became a Cabinet-level priority and is directed by Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The mission of HEAT is primarily to collect resources across the government to help prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has recently expanded to include nine cities:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Brooklyn, New York
Los Angeles, California
Miami –Dade, Florida
Tampa Bay, Florida
Attorneys who defend people accused of committing Medicare fraud need to not only experts in criminal defense, but also need to have particularized knowledge of how Medicare works. Robert Malove has the skills, knowlege and experience it takes to properly defend a Medicare fraud case. In fact, he even wrote a book on it.