By Sarah Begley
June 22, 2016

Federal officials announced on Wednesday that 275 people around the country had been arrested in a crackdown on Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

More than $800 million was falsely billed by those arrested for medically unnecessary services—or services that were never provided at all, NBC News reports. Those who were rounded up include 60 medical professionals, 30 of whom are doctors.

“These takedowns protect and deter fraud in programs that millions of people rely on,” one federal official said.

Officials from the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services are expected to offer more details on the crackdown Wednesday.

[NBC News]

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