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Prior to reporting instances of Medicare & Medicaid Fraud under the False Claims Act, it is crucial to consult with an experienced whistleblower lawyer. This step guarantees the accuracy of information while also ensuring that proper whistleblower protection is in place.

The False Claims Act serves as a robust safeguard, offering comprehensive whistleblower protection for workplace retaliation. This safeguard encompasses a range of potential remedies, including the possibility of securing monetary damages and reimbursement for attorney’s fees. Furthermore, the False Claims Act introduces a distinctive incentive structure . It enables whistleblowers to partake in a percentage of any financial recovery resulting from the reported fraud.

In situations where the government intervenes, a whistleblower stands to gain a percentage, potentially up to 25 percent, of the total recovery. This multifaceted framework not only encourages individuals to come forward but also acknowledges and rewards their role in unveiling fraudulent activities.

The False Claims Act incorporates a significant deterrent by stipulating that damages resulting from proven fraud are to be trebled. In practical terms, if the fraudulent amount is, for instance, $1,000,000.00, the application of trebling triples the damages, resulting in a total of $3,000,000.00. This threefold increase not only serves as a potent punitive measure but also underscores the severity with which the legal system addresses fraudulent activities. Moreover, it is essential to note that, in addition to trebled damages, fines may be imposed, adding an extra layer of financial consequence for those found guilty of violating the False Claims Act. This robust approach aims to dissuade fraudulent practices and uphold the integrity of government programs.

The False Claims Act has specific requirements that must be followed before a whistleblower is entitled to an award.  Therefore, it is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer before reporting the fraud.

Some of the most common types of Healthcare Fraud include:

  • Billing for service not rendered
  • Up-coding
  • Billing for medically unnecessary services
  • Violating the Anti-Kickback statute.

If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation – or call  919-348-4361.

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