Are healthcare regulations being followed at your office? Are your office’s healthcare practices and procedures different than those required by healthcare regulations? Are two sets of patient records being maintained in separate locations?
A Medicare or other healthcare fraud case may surface from information given by a disgruntled employee in an employment action. For instance, a healthcare provider may coerce an employee to do some act that the employee knows is unethical, wrong, fraudulent, or criminal, related to Medicare or Medicaid billing, reporting, or cost accounting. When the employee refuses to cooperate, they may be labeled a trouble-maker and fired.
Your Help May Result In A Monetary Reward
If you know of fraud in your workplace related to false claims (such as billings) made to the government for payment or approval, your information may be worth a huge monetary reward. False Claims Act litigation, also called Qui Tam litigation, has resulted in billions of dollars in monetary recoveries. People who expose fraud in the workplace are called Qui Tam Relators, and they share in a percentage of the monetary recoveries. Is that worth the investment of your time?
Qui Tam defendants are typically large corporations with deep pockets, and the frauds committed are generally in the form of complicated transactions related to various government contracts, such as in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Frauds may also involve government purchasing, construction, disaster relief funding, federal housing, research grants and in many other federal and state funded programs.
There is even a growing number of cases related to corporations that sell warranted products to the government that contain known defects.