According to some estimates, fraudulent healthcare claims account for nearly 10 percent of Medicaid and Medicare spending every year. New provisions in the Affordable Care Act arm government investigators with smarter enforcement tools to help them combat Medicare fraud.
As we have discussed before, government authorities at both the state and federal level have been getting increasingly aggressive in their mortgage fraud enforcement. This can sometimes lead authorities to use new tools in their pursuit of this type of fraud. Recently, New York City began using a new tool in its mortgage fraud enforcement.