Healthcare Fraud Attorneys
Healthcare Fraud & Qui Tam Claims
Fraud against government healthcare programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE—continues to account for the majority of False Claims Act recoveries and whistleblower rewards. In 2015 alone, the Department of Justice recovered $1.9 billion from companies and individuals in the healthcare industry who were alleged to have defrauded the federal healthcare programs. These recoveries resulted in more than $330 million in rewards to whistleblowers who reported healthcare fraud by filing False Claims Act, or qui tam, lawsuits.
Every year, the government recovers billions of dollars in funds as a result of whistleblowers shedding light on healthcare fraud. If you have knowledge of healthcare fraud against a government-funded healthcare program, you could be entitled to receive a portion of the government’s recovery when you file a False Claims Act/qui tam lawsuit.
At Levy Konigsberg, we represent clients nationwide in all types of healthcare fraud qui tam lawsuits. Since 1985, our firm has been recognized as a leader in whistleblower litigation and related matters, and we have secured more than $3 Billion in compensation for our clients. Our attorneys have helped many of their clients receive million- and multimillion-dollar awards, and we have what it takes to effectively represent you and your rights.
What Is Healthcare Fraud?
Healthcare accounts for more than $600 billion a year in government spending. It is no surprise that whistleblowers play a vital role in helping the government identify and stop healthcare fraud. But what exactly constitutes healthcare fraud?
In the simplest terms, healthcare fraud includes any attempt by healthcare companies or professionals to defraud the government. This includes overbilling for goods and services, submitting false claims, or making fraudulent statements. Typically, these claims fall under the False Claims Act, which allows whistleblowers to bring qui tam lawsuits and shed light on fraudulent practices that cost taxpayers billions each year.
Some examples of healthcare fraud that may fall under the False Claims Act include:
- Charging Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE for services not provided
- Charging government healthcare programs for medically unnecessary services
- Upcoding or double billing
- Engaging in pharmaceutical fraud by marketing drugs or medical devices for uses that have not been approved by the FDA
- Improper payments to physicians or other referral sources, also known as kickbacks, in violation of the Stark Law or the Anti-Kickback Statute
For more information on these specific types of healthcare fraud, please browse our website or contact Levy Konigsberg directly for a no-cost consultation with one of our healthcare fraud attorneys.
Types of Healthcare Fraud Qui Tam Cases We Handle
Levy Konigsberg represents clients from all 50 states in all types of healthcare fraud matters under the False Claims Act.
Our team can assist you with matters involving the following:
- Anti-kickback statute
- Managed Care fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Medicare Advantage fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Stark Law for whistleblowers
We have decades of experience in each of these areas of law, as well as other healthcare fraud and False Claims Act issues. Our firm is well-known for our aggressive, innovative, and personalized approach to litigation and trial, as well as our longstanding history of success in some of the nation’s most high-profile cases.
We have successfully taken on major healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and entities and have recovered favorable awards on behalf of whistleblowers who have assisted the government in recovering funds lost due to healthcare fraud. If you believe you have evidence of healthcare fraud, do not wait to get in touch with a member of our team. The sooner you act, the more likely your case will proceed and the more likely you could be entitled to a percentage of the government’s recovery.
Contact Levy Konigsberg to Help Put a Stop to Healthcare Fraud
If you have knowledge and proof that a company or individual is submitting false claims in relation to healthcare fraud, reach out to Levy Konigsberg for a free consultation and case review with an experienced whistleblower attorney at our firm.
We provide legal services to whistleblowers on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay our attorneys’ fees if/when we recover an award on your behalf. In the unlikely event that we do not secure an award, you do not pay for the costs associated with litigating your case.
Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.
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