United States Code

USC most recently checked for updates: Aug 17, 2022

§ 1347.
Health care fraud
(a)
Whoever knowingly and willfully executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice—
(1)
to defraud any health care benefit program; or
(2)
to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program,
in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. If the violation results in serious bodily injury (as defined in
cite as: 18 USC 1347