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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
  • Bribery
  • 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 lawsuit.

Please contact our firm to learn more about whistleblower claims and the ways we can help. 
We have offices in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.

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