South Carolina whistleblowers who report Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud may be entitled to a monetary award. Miller Law Group has experience protecting whistleblower rights under the False Claims Act.
The False Claims Act was enacted to expose fraud against government programs, like Medicare & Medicaid. To encourage inside employee to report fraud by their employer, the FCA allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any recovery. The whistleblower’s award is called the “relator’s share.”
Whistleblowers are also protected under the FCA against workplace retaliation. Damages can include 2 times back pay, attorney’s fees, and specific damages.
The most common types of Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud are:
- Up coding;
- Billing for services that are not rendered;
- Billing for services that are not medically necessary;
- Violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
To receive an award under the False Claims Act, the whistleblower must follow specific rules and requirements. It is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361.