DOJ Increases Budget to Investigate and Prosecute Healthcare Fraud Cases

DOJ Increases Budget to Investigate and Prosecute Healthcare Fraud Cases

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the Obama administration has
requested $29.2 billion for the Justice Department’s national security and traditional law
enforcement missions. The Department has stated a renewed focus on economic crime and
financial fraud. The fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request represents a 5.4 percent increase,
including an increase of 2,880 positions over the prior year. The roughly $2 billion increase will
enhance many existing programs including the Department’s “vigorous efforts to prevent,
investigate and prosecute” health care fraud.

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

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