Every year, the nationwide Medicare program loses billions of dollars due to fraudulent activity committed by individuals and companies that deal with the program. This type of illegal activity impacts each and every taxpayer and is a big drain on the Medicare program. Arvind Bob Khurana, a prominent healthcare whistleblower lawyer, helps healthcare employees in Iowa who may have evidence of Medicare scams bring civil suits against these entities on behalf of the government. Mr. Khurana and his legal team represent healthcare employees in civil whistleblower actions, ensuring their welfare and protection under the federal False Claims Act.
The CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) contracts with lots of private citizens, providers, and entities that manage Medicare reimbursements and file claims. They need to trust that people and businesses are in compliance with the rules. Unfortunately, lots are not in compliance, and that number is growing. Because of the government's shortage of resources and holding cheaters liable, it must often rely on private healthcare employees in the industry to come forward with information so they can hold those who defraud the program accountable.
"Fraud against the Medicare program may take many forms," stated the Iowa healthcare whistleblower lawyer. "Fraud can include adjusting healthcare records to get paid more from Medicare, overcharging the government, providing subpar services or products, or many other things. The government relies on private whistleblowers to come forward with firsthand knowledge and evidence of these behaviors and the government compensates the whistleblowers for their vital help. Through qui tam suits, whistleblowers have the ability to bring civil claims against those parties on behalf of the federal government under the False Claims Act and can be rewarded for it."
The federal False Claims Act is a federal statute that makes it unlawful for anyone to make incorrect Medicare claims or otherwise defraud the federal government. It also makes it possible for a health care employee with knowledge of fraudulent activity against the Medicare program to submit a whistleblower claim on behalf of the government. In exchange for their details and effort, the whistleblowers are entitled to collect financial rewards of as much as 15 and 30 percent of the money by the government. The act additionally has regulations for whistleblower shield against any employer retaliation that may result from filing a lawsuit or consenting to work with the federal government.
When a whistleblower steps forward with relevant information concerning Medicare scams, the case is filed in federal district court. It is put 'under seal' while the Department of Justice investigates the claim and the evidence, speaks with witnesses, and speaks with professionals and firm workers. The government will then decide if it will intervene. If it does not, the whistleblower still may continue the case on their own.
Because health care employees place themselves personally at peril doing this crucial work, the federal False Claims Act highly incentivizes the potential whistleblowers with a considerable portion of the financial recovery. In an effective claim, the government can recuperate approximately three times its losses as well as charges for each event of fraud. Learn more about whistleblower laws in Iowa at medicarewhistleblowercenter.com/qui-tam-attorney-iowa/.
"My purpose as a Medicare whistleblower attorney is to represent these brave private citizens, to help protect them and keep them anonymous, and to work to help ensure that they are rewarded for their efforts," proceeded Mr. Khurana. "Those healthcare employees in Iowa who have knowledge of fraudulent activity can call our offices, and we would be glad to talk about how whistleblower cases may work and how the whistleblower is rewarded and shielded. With their courageous help, we can help hold Medicare scams in control and hold those who commit such fraud accountable for their actions."
Arvind Bob Khurana, Esq. is a well-known Medicare whistleblower attorney who works with healthcare workers in Iowa and around the nation.
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With over 20 years of experience in qui tam and whistleblower law, complex litigation matters, and class action lawsuits, Khurana Law Firm has the skills and experience to hold those who defraud Medicare and the federal government accountable.