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Nov 15, 2018 by |

California and San Francisco False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Healthcare False Claims

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False Claims Act Cases For Excessive Medicare Reimbursements

Another Large Whistleblower Settlement

The majority of false claims for government reimbursement come in the healthcare field. Whistleblowers initiate the majority of any government recovery actions whether the false claim is for fraudulent reimbursement, kickbacks, or other false schemes primarily against the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.  When the government recovers, whistleblowers receive an award.  The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers with information of false claims submitted to the government by a variety of healthcare providers including pharmaceutical companies, skilled nursing facilities, medical device manufacturers, labs, clinics, hospitals, and physician groups.  If you have credible information for a false claims whistleblower case or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.

Inflated claims for government reimbursement are actionable under the False Claims Act (FCA). The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a $10 million settlement in one such whistleblower case where a chain of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) allegedly assigned residents to a higher therapy level than their conditions indicated in order to inflate reimbursements.[1] In addition to overstating therapy levels, defendant also allegedly recorded more therapy hours than were actually provided, curtailed services prematurely even though the government continued paying, and issued kickback gift cards to therapists who enrolled patients in unnecessary therapy plans.  Defendants denied any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.  Whistleblowers stand to receive 15-30% of the $10 million settlement.  The DOJ paid out over $60 million in FCA whistleblower awards last year alone.

Protect Your Chances For A Reward

If you are aware of a false claim against the government, you might miss out on a reward if you merely call a government office to report fraud. Do not make any calls to the government until you have consulted with counsel. To be eligible for a whistleblower reward under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower programs you must report the fraud through appropriate and timely court filings or an application addressed to the appropriate office of the applicable government agency.  This is where the California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm can help.  Out attorneys know the appropriate procedures for your type of allegation and know how to organize and present your credible, original information and documentation in the most effective way. 

Contact Us

In addition to false claims whistleblower cases, our attorneys also handle whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for offshore tax avoidance schemes, and securities fraud whistleblower cases before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm whistleblower and false claims attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies.  We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We handle cases involving financial elder abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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