The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from workplace retaliation and allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any recovery.
Whistleblower claims are filed under seal (in secret) to give the government the opportunity to evaluate and determine whether to intervene in the case. If the government intervenes, the whistleblower’s award can be up 25% of any recovery.
Whistleblowers are often “inside” employees who learn that their employers are defrauding government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Some common fraudulent schemes include:
- Billing for services that are not rendered,
- Billing for medically unnecessary services;
- Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
If you are thinking about becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361.