Health Care Whistleblower Incentives & Protection
If you are aware of fraud against the Medicare or Medicaid programs, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act, and to recover an award of between 15 and 25 percent of the amount recovered. Since 1990, there have been approximately 500 settlements of $1,000,000 or more in heath care fraud cases. The median settlement in these cases is $6,350,000, resulting in whistleblower payments of more than $1,100,000. In total, the Justice Department has recovered $26.4 billion since January 2009 in False Claims Act cases alleging fraud against federal health care programs.
In 2010, Congress passed a new health care bill -- known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- which affords significant protection to certain whistleblowers who report fraud and abuse in the delivery of health care.
Our Miami Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Here For You
The Miami federal criminal defense attorneys at Stumphauzer & Sloman are uniquely situated to represent health care fraud whistleblowers, and to help them achieve optimal results. Our attorneys are former federal prosecutors, and have worked closely with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Office of Inspector General, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other governmental agencies that investigate health care fraud offenses. We have handled dozens of fraud cases involving hospitals, medical device companies, medical equipment companies, home health agencies, diagnostic clinics, physical therapy facilities, and Internet pharmacies. We understand how government officials will evaluate your whistleblower claim, and can help you present your case in the most favorable light.
If you wish to submit information regarding a potential health care fraud violation, please contact the federal criminal defense attorneys at Stumphauzer & Sloman at email@example.com.