The False Claims Act is often touted as the most effective tool the government and its citizens have to recover monies stolen by fraudulent and false claims lodged by government suppliers.
Much of its power derives from the role regular citizens play. They act as the eyes and ears of the federal government and are encouraged and richly rewarded for acting as whistleblowers against those perpetrating false monetary claims against the federal government.
These whistleblowers or relators, as the law identifies them, often defy their employers or others who hold substantial power over them and their financial security. In exchange for their courage and civic participation, the law permits them to share in any monies recovered or fines levied against those prosecuted in suits they initiate. They can receive up to 30% of those funds.
According to US Department of Justice figures, whistleblower activities contributed to over $13 billion in total civil settlements in over 3,660 cases in the 20-year period from 1987 to 2007.
Who can become a Medicare fraud whistleblower?
Any healthcare professional with original information about acts of Medicare fraud can become a Medicare fraud whistleblower and potentially receive a large financial reward. Medicare fraud whistleblowers are commonly employed as hospital administrators, nurses, hospice or nursing home workers, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, or as any other type of healthcare professionals.
Help stop government waste and abuse, become a Medicare fraud whistleblower and get rewarded for your efforts. Our attorneys have significant experience representing healthcare industry whisteblowers. Complete the secure form on this page or call 1-800-581-1790 for a free no obligation consultation with a lawyer.