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The Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC) has returned over $15.6 Billion to the Medicare Trust Fund since the inception of the program in 1997.
The Affordable Care Act (ACT) will provide an additional $350 million over the next ten years, beginning in fiscal year 2011. The ACT will coordinate detection and prevention of fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing practices and reduction of related payment errors under the newly created CMS Center for Program Integrity. This builds on recent successes of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office of Inspector Generalís (OIG) joint administration of the Health Care Fraud & Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program. The Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) is responsible for recovering over a billion dollars in Medicare and Medicaid improper payments under the False Claims Act.