The HEAT is on, literally and figuratively. First, the federal government has dedicated H.E.A.T. teams, which are dedicated fraud enforcement units aside from the federally funded Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) that work for each State Office of the Attorney General. The HEAT teams and MFCUs are alive and well. Their focus is on criminal investigations of fraud of the federally funded healthcare programs.
If you ever have the displeasure of dealing with these folks, not that they’re not pleasant. I mean these guys are hardcore, they’re cops for goodness sakes. If you every have the misfortune of meeting with this folks in your office I would pucker. These boys and girls in blue are not your friends and they are on the opposite side from you in what will become a very adversarial process. Beware of your rights!