The False Claims Act provides whistleblower protection for workplace retaliation, which may include money damages and attorney’s fees. The FCA also allows a whistleblower to receive a percentage of any recovery. In cases where the government intervenes, a whistleblower may receive up to 25 percent of any recovery.
Damages under the False Claims Act are trebled. Meaning, if the fraud amount is $1,000,000.00, then damages could be $3,000,000.00 plus fines.
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
- 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.