(Bloomberg) — The federal government recovered a record $4.3 billion during the past fiscal year from people and companies that attempted to defraud health care programs, according to two U.S. agencies.

The total for fiscal 2013, which ended Sept. 30, topped by $100 million what the U.S. reported as recovered in the previous year and was more than double the haul in fiscal 2008, the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services said today in a joint statement.

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