Leading North Carolina Whistleblower lawyers experienced in qui tam cases involving Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare fraud and abuse. We protect whistleblowers against workplace retaliation while making sure whistleblowers receive fair recoveries for reporting healthcare fraud.
Healthcare fraud, specifically Medicaid, Medicare and TriCare fraud, is costing our country billions of dollars every year. Since most fraud goes unreported, government leaders created the federal False Claims Act and the North Carolina False Claims Act to combat fraud in the Medicare, Tricare, and Medicaid programs. To incentivize company insiders to report fraud, both the federal and NC false claims acts reward whistleblowers by allow whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any recover.
Both Acts also protect whistleblowers from retaliation by employers, which may include 3x back pay, reinstatement of employment, and special damages.
Claims, often called qui tam lawsuits, are filed under seal – meaning in secret and not disclosing the name(s) of the whistleblower(s). The government then decides whether to intervene in the case. If the government intervenes, a whistleblower can be awarded up to 25% of any recovery – which could include treble damages and fines.
The most common types of healthcare fraud include: billing for services not rendered, up coding, bundling, billing for service that are not medically necessary, and receiving remunerations for referrals.
If you have knowledge of healthcare fraud and would like to discuss your legal options, contact Miller Law Group for a free confidential consultation or call 919-348-3461.