Health Care Fraud
Rooting out health care fraud is central to the well-being of both our citizens and the overall economy.
Health care fraud costs the country an estimated $80 billion a year. And it’s a rising threat, with national health care spending topping $2.7 trillion and expenses continuing to outpace inflation. Recent cases also show that medical professionals are more willing to risk patient harm in their schemes.
The FBI is the primary agency for exposing and investigating health care fraud, with jurisdiction over both federal and private insurance programs. We use our analytic expertise to identify key trends and tap into our investigative partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as our relationships with national groups and associations, to uncover fraud. Our field offices also proactively target fraud through coordinated initiatives, task forces and strike teams, and undercover operations.