In this video, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports that healthcare schemes previously uncovered in Miami are now on the rise in West Michigan.
FROM CBS NEWS GRAND RAPIDS, MI:
“In fiscal year 2012, the Department of Justice recovered $3 billion of taxpayer money by cracking down on health care fraud.
“Taxpayers are definitely the ultimate victim here, and that means everyone is suffering when people are abusing the system,” said U.S. Attorney Pat Miles.
We’re told that schemes that started in Miami and moved to Detroit have now migrated to West Michigan.
Experts call the increase over the last two years “staggering,” pointing specifically to a rise in so-called kickback cases.”