The Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s HCF Unit is comprised of 55 prosecutors whose core mission is to prosecute health care fraud-related cases involving: (1) patient harm; and/or (2) large financial loss to the public fisc. The HCF Unit has a recognized and successful Strike Force Model for effectively and efficiently prosecuting health care fraud-related cases across the United States.
The Strike Forces are modeled on a cross-agency collaborative approach, bringing together the investigative and analytical resources of the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Program Integrity (CPI), and other agencies (e.g., DEA, IRS, DCIS), along with the prosecutorial resources of U.S. Attorney’s Offices and state and local law enforcement partners. The HCF Unit recently furthered its partnerships with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, opening Strike Forces in Philadelphia and Newark, respectively.
Because the HCF Unit’s attorneys work full-time on HCF cases, we have become experts in prosecuting HCF-related offenses and are well-equipped to pursue significant cases involving medical professionals; wide-ranging, complicated fraud schemes; and the illegal distribution of opioids.
The HCF Unit currently works in the following Strike Force locations, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices:
- Florida (Miami, Tampa, Orlando)
- Texas (Houston, Dallas, McAllen)
- Los Angeles
- Southern Louisiana (New Orleans, Baton Rouge)
- Washington, DC (Corporate Strike Force)
- Newark and Philadelphia
The HCF Unit’s cases are increasingly complex, both in the individual Strike Force locations and the Corporate Strike Force. Specifically, the Corporate Strike Force’s mission is to investigate and prosecute corporate fraud cases involving major health care providers that operate in multiple jurisdictions, including major regional health care providers operating in the Strike Force cities, with a focus on investigations and prosecutions of individuals. The Corporate Strike Force coordinates with the Civil Division’s Fraud Section and Consumer Protection Branch. U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, the FBI, and HHS-OIG in order to identify, investigate, and prosecute significant corporate healthcare fraud cases, including the global resolution with Tenet Healthcare Corporation and related individual prosecutions.
Contact us regarding Health Care Fraud
Correspondence relating to incidents of health care fraud may be sent to:
Fraud Section, Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice
ATTN: Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit
950 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
Joe Beemsterboer (link sends e-mail), Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit
Amy Markopoulos (link sends e-mail), Counsel to the Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit
Dustin Davis (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Strike Force
Malisa Dubal (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Detroit Strike Force
Adrienne Frazior (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Houston and Dallas Strike Forces
Daniel Griffin (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Chicago Strike Force
Sally Molloy (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Corporate Strike Force
Niall O’Donnell (link sends e-mail), Acting Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Strike Force
Brendan Stewart (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Brooklyn Strike Force
Allan Medina (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Miami, and Tampa Strike Force
Allan Medina (link sends e-mail), Assistant Chief, Newark and Philadelphia Strike Forces