A Pill That Is Tough To Stomach: Healthcare Fraud
Health Care Fraud
In a recent year, the country spent $2.27 trillion on healthcare. In that same year, more than four billion health care claims were filed to insurance companies, some of which were, as expected, fraudulent. And while the sheer number of fraudulent complaints filed were small, the financial loses for the government due to the fraud was large: tens of billions of dollars large.
What It Looks Like
Healthcare fraud may look like submitting false claims to government organizations such as Medicare or Medi-Cal. Yet, in other instances, these claims tend to negatively impact the individual consumer in the form of higher premium payments, increased expenses, and a reduction of coverage and benefits.
In the most threatening of cases, individuals may be exposed to a clinical treatment by a company that is not completely safe. In others, individuals are charged astronomical amounts for small procedures or receive medical care that is unnecessary and very expensive.
In The End
Healthcare fraud, in our opinion, is underreported and happening every single day. If you have information regarding health care fraud, the attorneys at Evans Law Firm are here to support you.
If you or a loved one has information regarding healthcare fraud and is looking to be a whistleblower in Santa Clara County or in any California or national county, contact the Evans Law Firm health care fraud and whistleblower attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.