Each Year, Whistleblowers Receive Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
The whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC help whistleblowers root out Medicare and Medicaid fraud. If you have information regarding systemic fraud upon government insurance programs like Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE, you might be eligible to become a whistleblower under the False Claims Act and potentially receive an award.
Each year billions of taxpayer dollars are lost to Medicare fraud – and each year hundreds of millions of dollars are awarded to those who blow the whistle the right way.
Medicare and Medicaid fraud can rear its ugly head in many different ways. Unfortunately, when money’s at stake, greed conquers care and medical providers sometimes place their economic interests ahead of the patients.
Common Medicare Fraud Scenarios
Businesses and individuals defraud state and federal government healthcare programs in many different ways. Common examples of fraudulent conduct include:
- Upcoding Services – Seeking reimbursement for treatments, tests, or other healthcare services that are more expensive than what was actually provided.
- Billing Fraud – Billing for services or equipment that are not medically necessary, “ghost billing,” and more.
- Kickbacks – Paying or soliciting money to induce referrals for healthcare services payable by a government healthcare program.
- Pharmaceutical Fraud – Promoting off-label use of products, falsifying documentation to the FDA, or deviating from approved manufacturing and testing processes.
- Falsifying Information Regarding Clinic/ Provider Accreditation – Submitting false information to become an eligible provider for government insurance programs.
- Self-Dealing – Referring government business to another business owned by the same person, or by their friends or family.
There are hundreds of other schemes that hurt patients and line medical providers’ pockets. If you’re not part of the solution, the government may consider you part of the problem. Talk with a whistleblower lawyer to educate yourself about your rights. Call the whistleblower law firm of Brown, LLC at (877) 561-0000 for a free, confidential consultation.