Whistleblowers who report healthcare fraud may be entitled to protection and an award under the False Claims Act.
The False Claims Act incentives inside employees to report fraud against federal programs by allowing whistleblowers to receive up to 30% of any recovery.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have reported that fraud can take place in a number of ways. Some common examples of Medicare & Medicaid fraud include:
- Billing Medicare or Medicaid for services or equipment that was never rendered or received.
- Allowing someone else to use a Medicare or Medicaid card that is not his/hers to secure supplies or services.
- Giving someone false information to entice them to sign on with a Medicare or Medicare plan.
- Knowingly overcharging Medicare or Medicaid for services or equipment that were actually provided.
- Billing Medicare or Medicaid of services that are not medically necessary
- Up coding
A person concerned with issues associated with Medicare or Medicaid fraud should consult with an experienced whistleblower attorney prior to reporting any fraudulent activity.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida attorney Christopher Legg and Miller Law Group represent whistleblowers who reported Medicare or Medicaid fraud actions throughout the state of Florida.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group or call 919-348-4361 for a free consultation.
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