Is Your Employer or Other Medical Provider Cheating Medicaid?
Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year, eliminating funds that could be applied to the legitimate health care needs of patients. Fraudulent and abusive practices not only increase Medicaid costs, they multiply risk and potential harm to patients who are subjected to unnecessary or unregulated procedures.
If you believe you have knowledge of fraud, waste or abuse in Medicaid or any health care programs receiving federal or state funds, you may be eligible to file a qui tam whistleblower claim under your state’s False Claims Act.
The various state False Claims Acts protect you from punishment or other employer retaliation and, if your report results in a settlement or verdict that retrieves taxpayer money lost to fraud, you may qualify to collect a cash whistleblower reward of up to 30% of the total recovery.
Call our toll-free Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888.742.7248 or use the Online Form and solidify your role as whistleblower.
Cheating (Committing Fraud Against) Medicaid is Illegal
Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, home health care groups, patient transport (ambulance) companies, and other health care entities are subject to federal and state False Claims Acts. Common examples of activities by medical providers in violation of the False Claims Acts include:
- Billing for medical services not performed
- Billing a non-covered service as a covered service
- Unbundling (billing separately for services that should be one billing)
- Billing for a more expensive medication or service than was provided or performed
- Duplicate billing for a single service
- Falsifying diagnoses
- Forging prescriptions
- Prescribing medications for ineligible patients
- Falsifying cost reports or claims
- Offering or accepting kickbacks (cash, gift cards, gifts, discounts) for patient referrals or services
- Ordering excessive or inappropriate tests, treatments or therapies
- Prescribing medications or treatments not medically necessary
Act Now and Report Medicaid Fraud. You May be Eligible for a Reward.
If you feel you have knowledge of fraudulent or abusive activities involving Medicaid or other federal or state health care programs like Medicare or Tricare, you may be eligible to file a whistleblower claim (these are sometimes called “qui tam” claims) and you may qualify to collect up to 30% of the recovery as a cash whistleblower reward.
Act Fast (first to report a fraud gets the reward) to solidify your role as whistleblower and help bring a stop to Medicaid fraud. Call our toll-free Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888.742.7248 or use the Online Form to report your information.