Nobody likes fraud, and good to see the law catch up with those that make it difficult for others. The one item that is finally mentioned here is not having update computer systems to track some of this or prevent it in the first place. One particular story from last year was the fraud committed by billing with doctors credentials that are dead, obvious crime all the way around.
The dead doctor issue appears to be something that a data audit function could satisfy, but until the fraud was uncovered, the bills kept coming and got paid. This is just one more way technology can pay for itself with healthcare. BD