North Carolina Whistleblower – Medicare Kickback Scheme

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North Carolina whistleblowers who uncover kickback schemes in the medical industry stand to receive substantial rewards from the government and protections from employer retaliation.

Under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) a whistleblower who uncovers fraud against government healthcare programs, like Medicare and Medicaid, stand to receive a portion of the recover.  This share can be as much as 25% if the government intervenes in the case.  FCA damages are based on three times the amount of actual fraud plus civil penalties.

The North Carolina False Claims Act tracks the federal FCA and provides whistleblowers similar rewards for uncovering fraud against the state.

If kickbacks are being paid in relation to Medicare patients, the entire amount of government payments are considered fraudulent.  This has resulted in numerous high value recoveries in recent months, all thanks to whistleblowers.

If you have uncovered fraud against the government, contact the whistleblower lawyers at Miller Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation.  You can also set up a consultation by calling us at (919) 348-4361.

Additional Resources:

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Whistleblower helps recover $72.3 million in kickback case

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