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Efforts to combat healthcare-related fraud and abuse have paid for themselves several times over, and the last 3 years have set a new high average for the program's return on investment.

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For every $1 regulators spend fighting healthcare fraud and abuse during the last 3 years they recovered a record $7.90, the highest 3-year average return to date.

Healthcare fraud prevention programs collected $4.2 billion in fiscal year 2012, up from about $4.1 billion in 2011. Over the last 4 years the policing initiatives have recovered $14.9 billion, according to an official report.

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