The Militaristic Sound of Medicare Fraud Enforcement

commandos.jpgIncreasingly the manner in which the government promotes its law enforcement efforts in the Medicare arena sound more and more like military operations or even Saturday morning cartoons. The creation of the “Strike Force” known as HEAT, Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team, sounds a lot more like commandos than lawyers and agents arresting doctors and white collar criminals. In the press releases you see the use of the words “combat” and “battle” and now the battle also has phases: Miami (Phase One), Los Angeles (Phase Two), Detroit (Phase Three), and Houston (Phase Four).
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