The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new fraud prevention partnership comprised of both private and public players. The companies and public organizations have joined efforts to “share information and best practices in order to improve detection and prevent payment of fraudulent health care billings.” Specifically, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder identified a desire to share tips about schemes, billing codes and “geographical fraud hotspots” to encourage quick action. The partnership includes a number of large insurance plans as well as both the US Department of Health and  Human Services and the US Department of Justice.