Who reports Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud whistleblowers are almost always healthcare professionals. They are commonly employed as hospital administrators, nurses, hospice or nursing home workers, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, or as any other type of healthcare professionals.

One of the best tools that the government and citizens have at their disposal to recover funds that were fraudulently appropriated is the False Claims Act.

The reason why this act is so powerful is because ordinary citizens have a major role to play. They can observe fraud against the government and are thus rewarded handsomely when they blow the whistle against individuals and companies who file fraudulent claims to the federal government.

The majority of Medicare fraud whistleblowers work as professionals in the healthcare industry. As they have access to inside information, they can provide useful data that government investigators and prosecutors would have a lot of difficulty putting their hands on.

As these relators, as they are referred to in the law, have to defy their employers and superiors, the law allows them to receive a share of any recovered funds and fines assessed against those who are prosecuted for medicare fraud. This is to reward their courage in helping get rid of fraudulent practices. Whistleblowers are eligible to get up to 30% of recovered funds.

Information from the US Department of Justice shows that reports from whistleblowers have resulted in $13 billion in civil settlements from more than 3 660 cases from 1987 to 2007. The report goes on to state that whistleblowers who provided information have received an average of 17% of funds recovered when the federal government prosecuted the case.

According to the government report, for every dollar that the federal government invests in the False Claims Act to conduct investigations and other actions, there is a return of 1 500%.

Who Can Act as a Medicare Fraud Whistleblower?

Any professional in the healthcare industry who has original information on Medicare fraud can become a whistleblower and be eligible for a potentially large financial reward. These whistleblowers are not only licensed physicians, but also nurses, hospital administration personnel, nursing home and hospice workers, pharmacists, as well as ambulance technicians and drivers, plus any other professional working in the healthcare field.

Do You Have Information Regarding Medicare Fraud? Report it Here.

You can stop abuse of government funds by becoming a Medicare fraud whistleblower and get a substantial reward for your information. Our attorneys have a lot of experience representing those who expose fraud in the healthcare industry. To get a consultation with a lawyer free of charge, you may fill out the secure and confidential form on this page, or contact us at 1-866-648-5223.