It pays to do the right thing
Healthcare fraud is a national problem, but you can fight back.
If you think your company is doing something wrong, you can do the right thing. Blow the whistle: report healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act.
Blowing the Whistle – the False Claims Act
The False Claims Act (FCA) empowers people who reasonably believe fraud is being committed against a federal program—like Medicare, Medicaid, the IRS, or even the U.S. military—to report the fraud, saving taxpayers billions.
Healthcare whistleblowers have earned themselves millions for doing the right thing.
As a whistleblower, you may be entitled to 15%–30% of the recovered money if your claim leads to a settlement or court decision. The U.S. government has used the FCA to recover over $30 billion since 2009—and more than half of that was recovered from the healthcare industry.
How does the False Claims Act Work?
If you have knowledge or evidence that your employer is defrauding Medicare or Medicaid, you can blow the whistle under the False Claims Act.
- Find a lawyer to file a lawsuit with you as a whistleblower plaintiff on behalf of the U.S. government under the False Claims Act. Many attorneys who file these suits work on contingency, meaning you don’t pay them at all unless you win a monetary settlement.
- The U.S. government will investigate your case. If it finds your case has merit, the government will take the lead.
- If the government and company arrive at a monetary settlement, you may be eligible for 15%–25% of the settlement amount, depending on how the information you contributed helped the case. If the government declines to intervene in your case, you can still pursue the FCA case on your own and be eligible for 25%–30% of the final settlement.
We are not soliciting legal representation or offering legal advice. We are a non-profit workers’ rights organization and consumer advocate deeply concerned about, among other issues, the growing cost of healthcare due to fraud. We would love to talk to you! Contact us.
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