North Alabama health care fraud penalties top $48 million, U.S. says
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Feb 13, 2011 | 1078 views |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Penalties for health care fraud have totaled more than $48 million in north Alabama in the past four years as federal authorities push harder to get the guilty individuals and companies to pay up, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

But the amount being collected from investigations does not come close to chipping away at what one UAB professor estimates as $1.1 billion a year lost to health care fraud and abuse in Alabama -- and about $75 billion nationwide.

Read the full story from The Birmingham News.

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