Are you witnessing Medicaid and Medicare fraud? Is your employer asking you to participate in a scheme that is improperly billing Medicare and/or Medicaid? You can do something about it, and help stop Medicaid and Medicare fraud.
The federal False Claims Act and the North Carolina False Claims Act both reward and protect whistleblowers for reporting fraud against the government. A whistleblower, who is the original source in reporting the fraud, may receive up to 25% of any recovery when the government intervenes in the claim. A lawsuit filed under the FCA is called a qui tam claim and is filed under seal, meaning in secret. The wrongdoer, if found liable, is subject to treble damages as well as fines.
The FCA also protects whistleblowers against workplace retaliation by employers. Whistleblower protection may include reinstatement of the job, 3 times loss of back pay, or special damages for discrimination.
If you suspect or have knowledge of Medicare and/or Medicaid fraud and would like to understand your options, please contact us for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361.