How To File A Whistleblower Complaint

How To File A Whistleblower Complaint This is how to file a whistleblower complaint. It involves five steps: Identify what kind of violation you are reporting. For example, a whistleblower might report fraud, a safety violation, or patient neglect. Determine whether your report should be made in the form of a lawsuit (such as a

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Can a Whistleblower Remain Anonymous?

Can a whistleblower remain anonymous? It depends on how the report is made. In the United States, a whistleblower who files a case under the False Claims Act remains anonymous until the case is unsealed, which often takes years. Some cases remain permanently under seal, in which case the whistblower’s identity is never publicly revealed.

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Do I Get Paid For Reporting Fraud?

Do I get paid for reporting fraud? Yes, when you you file a case under the False Claims Act that enables the government to discover the fraud and recover federal money, you get paid. Payment for reporting fraud is one of the main incentives the government offers to encourage people not to remain silent. In

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Can I Report My Employer For Fraudulent Billing?

Can I report my employer for fraudulent billing? Yes. A whistleblower can report their employer for fraudulent billing, especially when it involves government money (such as when a hospital accepts Medicare). In those circumstances, federal law protects whistleblowers from retaliation and offers them financial rewards to report fraudulent billing. Filing a qui tam case through

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What is a Whistleblower Attorney

What is a Whistleblower Attorney? A whistleblower attorney represents someone who alleges that a defendant has broken the law and harmed the public, often through fraud. In the United States, whistleblower attorneys can file “qui tam” suits under federal statutes (such as the False Claims Act). The suit remains a secret until the government has

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Law Helps California Whistleblower Lawyer

The California Whistleblower Lawyer Has A New Protection For Whistleblowers The California whistleblower lawyer has long been at the forefront of protecting employees and whistleblowers against retaliation, and a new whistleblower law, SB 497, reinforces this commitment. The law gives a California whistleblower lawyer a more powerful method to combat retaliation. Signed into law by

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Medicare Fraud Report: $521B Annual Fraud Deficit

A new Medicare fraud report is out. The federal government loses as much as $521 billion per year from fraudulent schemes, a report by the Government Accountability Office found. That accounts for 7% of the federal  budget. One of the worst areas of fraud is in the medical field. More than half of fraud discovered

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Lowest Price Clause Qui Tam Settlements

The Department of Justice recently announced a settlement with a Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contractor who was hired to provide patient monitoring equipment.  Like many government contracts, the contract with this company (Spacelabs Healthcare, LLC) contained a Price Reductions Clause clause that required the company to charge the government the

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Laboratory Qui Tam Lawsuits On The Rise

False Claims Act Cases: How Qui Tam Plaintiffs Can Fight Laboratory Medicare Fraud Medicare fraud is a serious issue that affects millions of Americans every year. Unfortunately, laboratory Medicare fraud is one of the most common types of fraud and appears to be on the rise with the increased number of testing facilities and demand

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Qui Tam Recoveries Reach $2.2 Billion For 2022

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a press release regarding qui tam settlements in the fiscal year 2022. Qui tam is a law that allows people to sue on behalf of the government to recover funds that have been wrongfully obtained by fraud. The False Claims Act is the most commonly used qui tam

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