A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Ten Kentuckians among those indicted as part of Justice Department Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Kentucky Today A healthcare fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky, including three health care providers, is part of the nationwide health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the sweep the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving more than 590 charged defendants across 58 federal districts,...

Rural Blog: DEA targets opioid abuse in Appalachia with new Louisville office to handle Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is targeting the opioid epidemic in Appalachia by establishing a new field office in Louisville on Jan. 1. Louisville already has a district office, one of 222 across the country, but it and the rest of Kentucky were part of the Detroit division, while West Virginia was part of the Washington, D.C., division and Tennessee was part of the Atlanta division. DEA...