Speak Out Against Fraud
If you have evidence of fraud against the government, we are available to speak with you. Your information is crucial to ensuring the government is not taken advantage of.
The False Claims Act (FCA) encourages citizens to come forward with information that will help the U.S. government combat fraud against it. Utilizing the power of the FCA, the U.S. government has recovered over $59 billion stolen from it. The U.S. government could not have done this alone. Whistleblowers play a vital role in assisting the government fight fraud. Therefore, a whistleblower who identifies and reports FCA violations may receive a portion of the government’s recovery and is afforded protection against employer retaliation.
Do You Have Information Of Fraudulent Activity That Has Harmed The Government?
Have you seen:
- Kickbacks to doctors or hospitals when they prescribe certain drugs
- Bill padding, upcoding and other fraudulent submissions to Medicare for unnecessary lab tests and nonreimbursable costs
- Doctors prescribing unnecessary medical treatments to the detriment of their patients
- Drugs marketed to populations for which the drugs have not been approved
- Unethical referral schemes that give doctors huge bonuses for their participation
Examples Of Egregious FCA Violations Within The Health Care Field
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson settled claims in 2012 over allegations of off-label fraud and kickbacks in connection with prescription medications Risperdal, Natrecor, and Invega, paying out a total of $2.2 billion.
In 2006, Tenet Healthcare settled claims of fraudulent, unlawful billing practices, paying out $900 million. The organization had been accused of padding bills, falsely upcoding DRG codes, paying kickbacks to health care providers, and manipulating Medicare outlier payments.