Medicaid and Medicare Fraud Lawyer
Many medical facilities receive payment from the government for patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid. This is a large source of income for nursing homes, hospitals and other medical care providers, but some companies want to inflate their profits through fraudulent billing to Medicare or Medicaid. Anyone who has information about Medicaid or Medicare fraud that is occurring may be able to file a Qui Tam lawsuit against the company to seek compensation under the False Claims Act.
Benefit of Reporting Medicaid or Medicare Fraud
The False Claims Act was created to help uncover government fraud and help recover lost revenue. One of the main areas of government fraud occurs in the medical care industry. When companies overbill Medicare or Medicaid for products or services, it can cost the government and taxpayers billions of dollars. The False Claims Act allows individuals to report fraud and sue the companies while being protected as a whistleblower.
As a reward for uncovering fraud against Medicare or Medicaid, those who file a whistleblower, or Qui Tam lawsuit, can receive a percentage of the recovered funds. This can result in 15-30% of the total amount recovered, which has resulted in whistleblowers receiving settlements of millions of dollars. Alerting the government of fraud and providing testimony is valuable in prosecuting these cases. However, the process for filing a lawsuit under the False Claims Act is complex and should be handled by an experienced attorney.
If you have information about Medicare or Medicaid fraud, you may be eligible to file a Qui Tam lawsuit. Our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law can advise you on your options. Contact our Tampa office to schedule a free consultation. If we handle your case, we will work diligently to help you receive the highest payment available under the law.