Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a record $712 million in overpayment cases involving 243 individual defendants. The actions were focused in a number of regions and includes charges against healthcare providers in Houston, Dallas, and McAllen, Texas.

These charges should serve as continued warning that the Department of Justice, CMS, and OIG are cracking down on alleged overpayments. Healthcare providers should use every precaution to ensure their Medicare billing practices are compliant.

The full DOJ press release can be found here.