The Fraud Prevention & Investigation unit of Thomson Reuters has released a white paper that explores the growing presence of organized crime groups in healthcare fraud.

The white paper offers an overview of the growing problem of healthcare fraud in the United States, the cost of which is estimated by Thomson Reuters to be $150 billion annually, and the disturbing trend of organized crime groups and gangs perpetuating complex schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.

The free, in-depth white paper, titled “From Drugs to Wheelchairs: New Technology Fights the Growing Menace of Organized Crime in Healthcare Fraud,” offers details about the fight against fraud being mounted by government agencies and federal, state and local law enforcement. It details their use of sophisticated technology, such as data mining and predictive analysis using search tools like the Thomson Reuters product CLEAR for Healthcare Fraud Investigations, to stop organized crime groups.

To receive a free copy of the white paper, send an email to

Read the full press release here.

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