Health Care Whistleblower Attorneys in Washington, DC
Protecting Whistleblowers Who Report Health Care Fraud
Financial fraud against government-funded healthcare programs is a federal
offense. Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that shirk
our nation’s laws and put profits before the health and wellbeing
of people can be held accountable for their actions through the False
Claims Act. Whistleblowers who work with an attorney to file a
qui tam claim are eligible for significant compensation. If you suspect financial fraud
against Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or another government-funded healthcare
program, contact Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. to speak with
a Washington, DC whistleblower attorney.
Types of healthcare fraud include:
- Medicaid fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Illegal drug marketing
- Illegal patient referrals
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Billing fraud
- Unnecessary medical services
Common Examples of Fraudulent Actions by Healthcare Providers
Health care fraud comes in a variety of forms.
Some of the most common examples of fraud by a doctor, hospital, or other
health care provider include:
- Inflating the prices of pharmaceuticals
- Off-label marketing of drugs (i.e. marketing a drug for a non-approved purpose)
- Illegal kickbacks
- Billing for supplies and/or equipment that was never purchased
- Billing for services that were never performed
- Falsifying services provided
- Proving unnecessary treatment
- Piecemeal submissions of bills to maximize the reimbursement for a single
procedure or test (unbundling)
- Billing for more expensive versions of similar procedures (upcoding)
- Phantom billing
These highly unethical practices not only harm vulnerable people, but also
cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. If you are a medical professional,
healthcare administrator, or other professional working closely with this
industry and suspect that health care fraud is occurring, you should consider
stepping forward as a whistleblower. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel,
P.C. is prepared to meet with you to discuss your case and determine the
best way to move forward.
Reporting Healthcare Fraud Can Be Financially Rewarding
One of the best ways to detect and prevent health care fraud is through
whistleblowers, which is why the federal government encourages individuals
to come forward and report any misconduct. Not only does this help stop
dishonest behavior, but it can also be financially rewarding.
Whistleblowers who bring forth successful cases may be entitled to receive between 15
and 30 percent of the government’s recovery, potentially amounting
to tens of millions of dollars.
How a Washington, DC Whistleblower Lawyer Can Help
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. is one of the most experienced
and successful law firms representing whistleblowers in Washington, DC.
Our impressive track record of results is backed by more than 90 years
of collective experience. If you are aware of any fraud being committed
against the government, our attorneys are prepared to help you file a
contact our firm to learn more about whistleblower claims and the ways we can help. We
have offices in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.