DOJ and HHS Announce Creation of “HEAT” and the Expansion of Strike Force Teams

On May 20, 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of an interagency effort, the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team. Known as “HEAT,” the effort will provide additional resources and focus in the government’s fight against health care fraud, particularly fraud involving the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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