The Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the recovery of $1.85 million, resolving allegations that a health care provider defrauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a powerful tool that allows the government to recoup public funds diverted through fraud, waste, and abuse.  Under the FCA, whistleblowers who uncover fraud can bring a civil action on behalf of the government and share in any recovery.

This most recent settlement involves allegations that a health care provider altered the appointment dates requested by veterans to falsify compliance with VA wait-time regulations.

If you have uncovered fraud against the government, contact the whistleblower attorneys at Miller Law Group today for a free consultation.

The claims and settlement discussed above are allegations only.  There has been no determination of liability.

Additional Resources: 

Recent Developments in Whistleblower Protection

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud: The Reverse False Claim and the 60-Day Rule

North Carolina False Claims Act