FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCED A MAJOR CRACK DOWN ON HEALTH CARE FRAUD IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. A FEW MORE DETAILS FOR US ON THIS INVESTIGATION. WHAT DO YOU KNOW JACK? DOUG, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TELL US THEY ARE ADDING RESOURCES HERE IN NORTH TEXAS TO PURSUE HEALTH CARE FRAUD. THEY TELL US THEY’RE USING A RELATIVELY NEW TOOL TO HELP THEM INVESTIGATE. FROM KICK BACKS TO PILL MILLS TO FRAUDULENT CHARGES. Reporter: THREE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS FROM ACROSS TEXAS AND THE NATION ANNOUNCE THEY’RE PROSECUTING 58 PEOPLE IN SEPARATE FRAUD CASES. THEY SAY THE FRAUD HAS COST TAXPAYERS $55 MILLION IN LOSSES TO FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS AND INVOLVES MORE THAN 6 MILLION PILLS AND OTHERS CENTERING ON DURABLE EQUIPMENT. IT’S NOW ABLE TO INVESTIGATE THESE CASES MUCH QUICKER THAN BEFORE THANKS TO A NEW WEAPON, DATA. THAT CAN TELL US HIGH NUMBER OF OPIOIDS ARE BEING PRESCRIBED OUT OF FACILITIES. HIGH NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTIONS ARE BEING WRITTEN FOR OPIOID. HIGH NUMBERS OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT THAT DON’T MAKE SENSE. Reporter: PROSECUTORS SAY JUST TODAY THEY FILED CHARGES AGAINST BIO FLEX MEDICAL WHICH OPERATING IN THIS DALLAS HOME. THEY’RE ACCUSED OF FILING FRAUDULENT CLAIMS FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. NEIGHBORS TOOK THESE PHOTOS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT AND SAY AGENTS RETURNED HERE YESTERDAY. NO ONE CAME TO THE DOOR TODAY WHEN WE STOPPED BY. IN ANOTHER CASE, OPERATORS OF SEVERAL PHARMACYS IN FORT WORTH AND ARLINGTON ARE ACCUSED OF FILING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR COMPOUNDING DRUGS, MOST HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. FRAUD CLAUSES HEALTH CARE COSTS TO RISE. WHICH IS WHY THEY SAY THEY’RE INCREASING THEIR INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS IN TEXAS. AS WE COME IN AND WE HAVE A SUSTAINED EFFORT OVER TIME TO GO AFTER FRAUDSTERS YOU SEE THE BILLING RATES COME DOWN. THE ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP PURSUING THESE CRIMES ON A SUSTAINED LEVEL UNTIL THEY SEE