The Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that they have recovered $5 million from radiology facilities fraudulently billing Medicare and Tricare. The allegations state that the radiology practices were improperly billing for unsupervised services and unaccredited facilities. The DoJ alleges that the facilities submitted claims to government healthcare programs for CT scans and MRIs with contrast injections without proper physician supervision.
Under federal law, any individual who uncovers fraud against the government may bring a civil action and share in any recovery made by the government. The whistleblower in this case will receive $925,000 of the recovery. This important law, known as the False Claims Act (FCA), also affords whistleblowers strong protections against workplace retaliation that may result from their efforts to bring fraud to light.
If you have uncovered fraud against the government, contact the whistleblower attorneys 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.
The settlement discussed above is based on allegations only. No determination of liability has been made.