WE REPRESENT MEDICARE FRAUD
If you are ready to report Medicare, Stark Law or Anti-Kickback Statute Fraud in your workplace, contact the attorneys at Price Armstrong. We can help you seek justice and protect your rights throughout the process.
Our country relies on the reporting of whistleblower nurses, pharmacists, billing coders, and doctors to prevent fraud and corruption in our healthcare system. If you have evidence of past or ongoing Medicare fraud, you may be able to collect a substantial reward for reporting illegal conduct and bringing a case as a whistleblower.
YOU ARE PROTECTED AS A WHISTLEBLOWER
You are protected by federal and state qui tam laws. Under the False Claims Act, you are protected from being harassed, fired, or reprimanded for your actions and compensated for the risks you take exposing misconduct. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation and review of your case.
MEDICARE FRAUD WHISTLEBLOWER FAQs
The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will often investigate reports of Medicare fraud together with the FBI.
Review all billing, summary notices, and explanation of benefits. If you work for a healthcare provider, you may be told by your employer to bill Medicare for services not provided or to change the coding when billing. This is against the law and should be reported.
It is important to have concrete evidence of the fraud before reporting it. While documentary evidence is not required, it is considered in many cases and can play a role in your case. Records of improper charges, emails stating fraudulent claims, or in-office memos can be helpful, however, there are important factors to consider before removing company documents. Our qui tam attorneys are experienced in evaluating the evidence of Medicaid fraud you have and in navigating the rules about disclosure that ensure your rights are protected.
Simply reporting the fraud is often not enough to receive compensation for whistleblowing. You must formally file a claim in court and include evidence of the misconduct under the False Claims Act.
Under the False Claims Act, the government can choose to take over the case, called “intervention,” or can decline to do so. Less than 15% of cases are intervened in by the government. However, this is often due to factors that are unrelated to the strength of the case, the amount of information brought by the whistleblower, or the nature or extent of the Medicaid fraud reported. Some qui tam lawyers will not represent you or pursue your case if the government declines to intervene.