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U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognizes Medicare Fraud Prevention Week

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that Medicare Fraud Prevention Week is being observed June 3–June 9, 2024. The Department of Justice prioritizes combating health care fraud, a commitment reflected in fiscal year 2023's outcomes. Over $2.68 billion in fraud settlements and judgments were secured, with more than $1.8 billion relating specifically to the health care sector.

These recoveries replenish funds to federal programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE, the health care program for service members and their families. Equally important is the role of federal fraud statutes enforcement and the prosecution of offenders, which serve as deterrents against fraudulent schemes. These actions not only prevent financial loss but also shield patients from unnecessary or potentially harmful medical interventions.

Join us in observing Medicare Fraud Prevention Week by visiting the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota Twitter/X account @DSDNews1 to learn about ways to stop Medicare fraud from occurring.

Updated June 3, 2024