Every year, the US Medicare program loses significant funds as a result of illegal activity performed by individuals and organizations that work with the Medicare program. This type of activity affects each and every taxpayer and is a huge drain on the Medicare program. Arvind Bob Khurana, a nationally recognized Medicare whistleblower attorney, helps health care workers in Alaska who may have proof of Medicare fraud bring civil lawsuits against these entities on behalf of the government. Mr. Khurana and his legal team represent healthcare employees in civil whistleblower actions, ensuring their safety and protection under the federal False Claims Act.
The CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) contracts with numerous people, business, and organizations that administer Medicare compensations and process claims. The CMS have to ultimately trust that individuals and businesses remain in compliance with the laws. Regrettably, lots of entities are not in compliance, and that number is increasing. As a result of the government's shortage of resources to police and hold defrauders liable, it must count on private healthcare employees in the market to come forward with information so they can hold those who defraud the program liable.
"Fraud against the Medicare program may take many forms," said Mr. Khurana. "The Fraud can include manipulating healthcare records in order to earn more from Medicare, overcharging the government, providing low quality services or products, or many other things. The government relies on private whistleblowers to come forward with direct knowledge and documentation of these behaviors and the government rewards them for their critical help. Through qui tam claims, whistleblowers have the ability to bring civil claims against those celebrations on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act and can be rewarded for it."
The federal False Claims Act is a federal law that makes it unlawful for any business entity or person to make incorrect Medicare claims or otherwise defraud the government. It also allows a medical employee with information of scams against the Medicare program to file a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of the government. In exchange for their details and effort, the whistleblowers may be entitled to collect financial rewards of in between 15 and 30 percent of the funds recovered by the federal government. The act additionally has provisions for whistleblower safeguards against any employer retribution that results from submitting a claim or consenting to work with the government.
When a whistleblower steps forward with evidence relating to Medicare scams, the case is submitted in federal district court. It is put 'under seal' while the Department of Justice examines the lawsuit and the proof, interviews potential witnesses, and consults with experts and firm personnel. The federal government will then choose if it will participate in the lawsuit. If the government does not choose to step in, the whistleblower still might continue the case on their own.
Because healthcare employees may place themselves personally at jeopardy doing this crucial work, the federal False Claims Act strongly incentivizes the potential whistleblowers with a significant portion of the monetary recovery. In a successful claim, the federal government can recover approximately three times its losses to fraudulent activity as well as charges for each occurrence of fraud. Read more about whistleblower laws in Alaska at https://medicarewhistleblowercenter.com/qui-tam-attorney-alaska/
"My role as a Medicare whistleblower attorney is to represent these brave private citizens, to help protect them and keep them anonymous, and to work hard that they are rewarded for their work," continued Mr. Khurana. "Those healthcare employees in Alaska who know of fraudulent activity can call our firm, and we would be glad to discuss how whistleblower cases work and how the whistleblower is rewarded and protected. With their valiant assistance, we can help hold Medicare scams in check and hold those who commit such scams liable for their actions."
Arvind Bob Khurana, Esq. is an experienced Medicare whistleblower lawyer who represents healthcare employees in Alaska and all over the country.
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