Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT)

To gather resources across government to help prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and crack down on the fraud perpetrators who are abusing the system and costing us all billions of dollars.
To reduce skyrocketing health care costs and improve the quality of care by ridding the system of perpetrators who are preying on Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
To highlight best practices by providers and public sector employees who are dedicated to ending waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare.
To build upon existing partnerships between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services such as our Medicare Fraud Strike Forces to reduce fraud and recover taxpayer dollars.