Yes. The new health care bill calls for:
– Increasing the sentencing guidelines by 20-50 percent for crimes that involve a fraud of more than $1 million.
– Strengthening civil and monetary penalties for committing Medicare fraud.
– The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it a crime to obstruct a fraud investigation.
How Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Change the Way the Government Fights Medicare Fraud?
What Are the Key New Tools for Detecting and Preventing Medicare Fraud?
How Much Is Spent on the Government’s Efforts to Fight Medicare Fraud, Waste and Abuse Each Year?
Who Are the Members in Congress to Watch Regarding Medicare Fraud?
What Are the Events to Look for in Medicare Fraud, Abuse and Waste in 2012?