Federal authorities charged 107 people—doctors, nurses, and social workers among them—in seven different cities with Medicare fraud that cost the nation some $452 million. Agents raided businesses in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, and other locations, suspending payment to 52 providers as part of the investigations. The arrests on Wednesday were in a series of unrelated scams, the largest which totaled $225 million and operated in Baton Rouge, La. Fraud prevention became a “cabinet-level priority” when Attorney General Eric Holder took office, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who partnered with Holder on the investigations.
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