According to the United States Department of Justice, billions are stolen from taxpayers each year due to health care fraud. In fact:
Medicare fraud schemes have grown bolder and more elaborate, resulting in billions of dollars in false billings and fraud schemes which are robbing Medicare and Medicaid blind and leaving our most vulnerable citizens at risk.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) work together to investigate fraud and Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are working to stop perpetrators of fraud.
In particular, a “strike force team” is focusing on Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit and Houston, assisting State Medicaid officials and using modern technology to uncover the fraud.
If you know of a scheme/fraud taking place, contact us as you may be entitled to collect a substantial portion of what the Department of Justice or private attorneys recover through a “qui tam” civil lawsuit under various Federal and/or State laws. The False Claims Act (also known as Lincoln’s Law, the Informer’s Act, or the Qui Tam Statute) allows a private indivdual to bring a civil lawsuit for false billings to the federal government and also protects such individuals who may work for an employer doing the false billing.
According to one analysis, qui tam suits have been filed since 1986 and the government has recovered over $20 billion as a result of the suits and a substantial portion of that $20 billion has been paid to what is known as “relators” or “whistleblowers”–you and me. However, to share in the recovery, a whistleblower must follow complex requirements and merely providing information will not entitle a whistleblower to any share in the recovery. Contact us for a confidential and free consultation as to whether you should become a whistleblower–especially to protect your employment.