Medicare Fraud Strike Force

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The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is a multi-agency team of United States federal, state, and local investigators who combat Medicare fraud through data analysis and increased community policing. Launched in 2007, the Strike Force is coordinated by the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services. It combines the data-analysis capabilities of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the investigative resources of the FBI, and the prosecutorial resources of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices.[1][2]

In December 2009, the Strike Force expanded its successful operations to the cities Brooklyn, Tampa Bay, and Baton Rouge.[3] As of May 2013, the Strike Force has charged more than 1,500 people for false billings of more than $5 billion.[4] The Strike Force operates out of Baton Rouge, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Tampa Bay.[5]


  1. ^ 2011 The FBI Story. United States Government Printing Office. 2012. p. 73. ISBN 0160915538. 
  2. ^ Levinson, Daniel R. (2010). Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2009. DIANE Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 1437935176. 
  3. ^ "Medicare Fraud Strike Force Expands Operations". HealthLeaders Media. December 16, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 89 Individuals for Approximately $223 Million in False Billing". U.S. Department of Justice. May 14, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "HEAT Task Force". STOP Medicare Fraud. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved November 28, 2013.