While the GSK case is a high-water mark, it isn’t unusual for health-care fraud cases to recoup millions of dollars. Louis Saccoccio, president of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, a private-public partnership, said the cut to OIG’s budget “doesn’t make any sense.” Cantrell noted that in 2011 Miami resident Duran was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a $205 million Medicaid scam involving his community mental health company American Therapeutic.

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