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Loss due to major Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the U.S. 2010-2016

This statistic shows the amount of money that was lost due to major Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes that were taken down by authorities between 2010 and 2016. In June of 2016, around 275 people were charged in Medicare and Medicaid schemes that cost around 800 million U.S. dollars.

Amount of money lost in major Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016

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Release date

June 2016


United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2016

Supplementary notes

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The alleged schemes involve fraudulent billing to Medicare and/or Medicaid for treatments or services that were medically unnecessary or were never provided at all, including: home health care services, durable medical equipment, and pharmacy fraud.

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