Medicare fraud whistleblowers and Medicaid fraud whistleblowers are vital for our nation’s healthcare system and patients.
Their insider information prompts healthcare fraud investigations through “qui tam” (whistleblower) lawsuits that can ultimately stop healthcare fraud. Whistleblower lawsuits help return billions of dollars to the government that otherwise would have disappeared.
Whistleblowers also help stop harmful practices that endanger the health and lives of Medicare and Medicaid patients – children, senior citizens, nursing home residents, cancer patients, dialysis patients and many others.
Whistleblower lawsuits also can stop healthcare frauds that steal money from TRICARE, the health insurance program for the military.
Those who have filed “qui tam” (False Claims Act) lawsuits have received millions in whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act. The law also provides whistleblowers job protection through provisions that offer recourse to those who suffer job retaliation for whistleblowing.
Phillips & Cohen is the nation’s top law firm representing healthcare fraud whistleblowers. For nearly 30 years, Phillips & Cohen attorneys have had unmatched success in Medicare and Medicaid whistleblowerÂ cases both in the number of successful qui tam cases as well as the total amount of money recovered.
Our victories in healthcare fraud cases include record-setting settlements with pharma companies GlaxoSmithKline ($3 billion) and Pfizer Inc. ($2.3 billion) as well as major settlements against Davita Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics and many hospitals, medical testing labs and medical device companies.
If you are aware of any Medicare fraud or Medicaid fraud and would like to discuss with an attorney how to proceed as a whistleblower in your situation, please contact us. Phillips & Cohen works with whistleblowers on a contingency basis, which means there is no payment unless the government recovers funds from the case and pays the whistleblower a reward.
Some common types of healthcare fraud:
- Medicare Advantage Risk-Adjustment Fraud
- Medical Loss Ratio Fraud
- Off-label marketing, kickbacks and other fraud by Pharmaceutical Companies
- Medical Devices and Implants
- Upcoding and Unbundling/Fragmentation
- Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Violations
- False Certifications and Information
- Lack of Medical Necessity