See fraudulent billing to Uncle Sam in your company? You could be a whistleblower

Most employees would not expect their employer would be committing fraud of any sort. This is especially the case involving companies that do business with, or submit bills to Uncle Sam such as reimbursement invoices to Medicare or Medicaid.

According to the Government Accounting Office (GAO) and the Inspector General (IG), more than 10 percent of all Medicare invoices are fraudulent. This involves billing for services that are never rendered or where the services are not needed by the patients.

If you learn about fraud of this sort, you may choose to become a whistleblower under the False Claims Act (FCA) which allows you to report the information to the government in a special way, ultimately file an action on behalf of the government (federal or state) and collect a percentage of what the government recovers. That recovery ranges from 15-30% of the government’s recovery.

In order to be eligible, the information must be new and not already known to Uncle Sam or the state you live in and you need evidence to support the assertions.

If you decide to become a whistleblower, seek out experienced legal counsel.