On an AHA call today, Department of Justice Associate Deputy Attorney General Bill Hughes asked hospitals and health systems for their assistance in uncovering illicit activity related to the COVID-19 health crisis. Hughes highlighted the work that DOJ has undertaken during the pandemic to halt the hoarding and price gouging of medical supplies, along with investigations into fraud, scams and counterfeit products. DOJ is urging health care professionals to educate themselves and colleagues of ongoing illicit activity and report any conduct that needs federal law enforcement scrutiny. If you have concerns, you should call the National Center for Disaster Fraud at 1-866-720-5721, or email disaster@leo.gov.

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