Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Rewards and Protections
If you have evidence that your employer or healthcare provider is submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, then you have two choices.
What is a Whistleblower or Qui Tam Lawsuit? Anyone who has evidence of Medicare or Medicaid fraud may file a qui tam lawsuit to recover money for the government. The lawsuit is initially filed in secret, and the evidence of fraud is given only to the government. After the government reviews the evidence, it may decide to join the lawsuit or it may let the whistleblower pursue the lawsuit with their own lawyer.
How Much Are the Whistleblower Rewards? Whistleblowers are entitled to a reward of between 15% and 30% of the amount the government actually recovers. This can include the amounts paid by the government for false claims, treble damages, and a penalty of up to $11,000 per false claim. It is not unusual for whistleblower rewards to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars and, in some cases, even millions of dollars.
Get an Experienced Whistleblower Lawyer on Your Side. John Howley has more than 28 years of experience representing major pharmaceutical companies, individual physicians and other healthcare professionals, and their accounting and billing staff. He will review your evidence, explain your options, and explain the process of seeking a whistleblower reward.
Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation. If you have evidence of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, then you should consult with an experienced whistleblower lawyer immediately. Call Mr. Howley at (212) 601-2728.
John Howley, Esq.
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