Medicare is a federal health care program that is intended to make medical care and prescription drugs more affordable for long-term Social Security Disability recipients and individuals who are age 65 and older. While Medicare is a vital program upon which millions of Americans depend for vital health care services and life-saving drugs, annually, the program suffers billions of dollars in losses due to acts of fraud.
The attorneys at Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC, represent individuals who bravely come forward and blow the whistle on those individuals and institutions that commit Medicare fraud. Under the False Claims Act, a whistleblower can file what is known as a qui tam lawsuit and receive compensation when funds are recovered.
Examples of Medicare fraud cases include:
- Overbilling for services
- Billing for services that were not provided
- Manipulating billing codes
- Physician kickbacks and patient referrals
- Billing for unnecessary services
False Claims Act And Qui Tam Lawsuits
Ultimately, we all pay the costs associated with Medicare fraud and individuals who are enrolled in the program often suffer the most harm. In cases where you have knowledge of unnecessary medical procedures being performed on Medicare enrollees or discover that a hospital employer is submitting fraudulent Medicare claims, we will represent you and your best interests in a qui tam lawsuit.
Additionally, in cases where you suffer retaliation or are wrongfully terminated by an employer after coming forward, our attorneys will fight to restore and uphold your rights.
Attorney Teresa A. Luna applies her breadth of legal knowledge and experience to benefit whistleblowers in qui tam claims related to Medicare fraud.
If you work at a hospital, health care clinic or nursing home and believe that an employer has taken action to defraud the U.S. government, contact or call a lawyer at our Jackson law firm today at 731-300-1592.