Health Care Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes. It is estimated that health care fraud in the United States has increased to over two hundred billion dollars ($200,000,000,000.00) each year and is continuing to increase each year. Health Care Fraud includes Medicare billing scams and Medicaid billing scams. Examples of these types of health care fraud include upcoding, double billing, billing for unnecessary services, billing for services not needed, and billing for services not provided. To combat Medicare fraud scams and Medicaid fraud scams, the United States government has amended the Federal False Claims Act to encourage medical professionals to step up and blow the whistle on Medicare fraud and Medicaid fraud. Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblowers that are the original source of specialized knowledge of large health care fraud scam can make substantial recoveries if they are the first to file a successful qui tam claim under the Federal False Claims Act.
Health Care Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits are the most effective method for identifying and preventing large scale health care fraud against the government. As such, the United States and several states have enacted health care whistleblower reward laws that harness the power of economic incentives by offering large monetary rewards to whistleblowers that properly report significant fraud. For more information on exposing health care fraud and Whistleblower Reward Laws, please feel free to go to the following web pages: Expose Medicare Fraud and Earn Large Rewards, Expose Medicaid Fraud and Earn Large Rewards, and Health Care Whistleblower Reward Laws.
The Department of Justice and both parties in Washington understand that Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud are costing taxpayers over $200,000,000,000.00 each year. Therefore, increased investments of money into the Department of Justice to help fight health care fraud are needed and beneficial for taxpayers.
"In executing the President’s Executive Order on a 'Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,' the Department of Justice is dedicated to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars. As an example, the Department’s FY 2018 request dedicates $274.7 million, an increase of $24.9 million, to support our work against civil and criminal health care fraud. The most recent projections show that the three-year average return on investment on health care fraud funding for the Department and HHS is $5 to every $1 invested. This is the type of stewardship that protects the vulnerable and provides significant returns to the American people."