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  • Experienced healthcare attorneys from FGBO Law explain all you should know about upcoding in healthcare. Read more on the FGBO blog. Upcoding in healthcare practices is unfortunately at epidemic rates.  And news headlines show recent examples of providers billing for unnecessary services and being fined millions of dollars for their fraudulent practices. Patients and taxpayers have a right to reasonable costs for healthcare services and products based on their individual needs, not a provider’s financial interests. When a person knows of healthcare fraud, a whistleblower attorney can help the individual report the wrongdoing and share in the potential recovery. Healthcare providers use

  • Understand how to report medical billing fraud from the experienced healthcare fraud attorneys at FGBO Law. If you have a case, reach out to an attorney today. Medical billing fraud ultimately hurts patients and costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars every year.  Dishonest and unethical healthcare providers, insurers, and other related unscrupulous people must be brought to justice for their fraudulent medical billing practices. Through the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA), an individual or group of people—working with an experienced whistleblower attorney—can file an FCA lawsuit reporting the fraud to the proper authorities who can stop it

  • Find out what the statute of limitations is for a qui tam lawsuit on the FGBO blog. Reach out to one of our experienced healthcare fraud attorneys today to learn more. The False Claims Act (“FCA”) empowers individuals that know of fraud against the government, to bring a lawsuit exposing the fraud and to share in the government’s recovery.  These whistleblower claims—called qui tam lawsuits—have resulted in more than $1.54 billion in payouts to whistleblowers since 2017.  But failing to comply with the FCA’s statute of limitations could cost a whistleblower the chance to bring a claim or share in a

  • Learn how to file a qui tam lawsuit from the FGBO whistleblower attorneys. If you have a lawsuit, reach out to our experienced qui tam attorneys today. Often those who learn of fraud against the federal or state government want to expose it but are unsure how to do so or where to turn.  And potential whistleblowers with critical information often try, without luck, to navigate the government bureaucracy and report it directly to the impacted agency.  But a better course of action is to contact a Florida whistleblower attorney to learn more about qui tam lawsuits. The qui tam provisions of

  • Find out who can file a qui tam lawsuit from the FGBO whistleblower attorneys. Read more on the FGBO blog. Reach out to us if you have a qui tam case. A wide range of individuals and entities can file qui tam lawsuits when they have evidence of fraud against the government. Although the government is considered the true plaintiff in qui tam actions, the whistleblower, also known as a relator, brings the wrongdoing to light on behalf of the government. And the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act empower whistleblowers to help fight fraud and to receive up

  • The experienced whistleblower attorneys from FGBO Law explain all you need to know about qui tam lawsuits. Read more on the FGBO blog. Qui tam lawsuits are a critical tool in fighting fraud and corruption against the federal government as well as Florida’s state government and even some municipalities. The qui tam provisions included in the False Claims Act (FCA) empower individuals and non-government organizations to be whistleblowers on behalf of the government.  Qui tam is Latin for he who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.  And when a whistleblower prevails in a qui tam

  • Perhaps the most popular and successful program that the United States has launched to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).  Administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), the PPP provides forgivable loans and emergency financial assistance to businesses suffering economic hardships related to the pandemic.  The most recent data from the SBA show that the United States has approved more than 6 million loans totaling almost $600 billion. The availability of such vast amounts of money has, of course, attracted the attention of fraudsters. And it is certain that countless loans have been

  • Whistleblower Lawsuits Each year the Department of Justice releases statistics for the previous year’s False Claims Act cases.  These statistics reveal among other things, how many False Claims Act lawsuits were filed, what the United States recovered, and how much the United States shared with the whistleblowers that disclosed fraud against the government. Not surprisingly given the unusual nature of the year, 2020 was a relatively small year for False Claims Act recoveries. In 2020 the United States recovered $2.2 billion through False Claims Act cases, down from $3.1 billion in 2019.  Nevertheless, this is the tenth straight year that False Claims

  • Although the False Claims Act is the best-known federal whistleblower statute, several other federal laws aim to protect those that come forward with information about specific wrongs. For example, the Dodd-Frank Act includes a provision that pays whistleblowers that provide the Securities and Exchange Commission with information leading to successful enforcement action. And effective January 1, 2021, a new whistleblower law has come into effect to encourage those with information about illegal money laundering to report that information to the United States. Specifically, the Anti-Money Laundering Act (“AMLA”) now provides that individuals that disclose original information about money-laundering or violations of

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