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  • When a person falls victim to healthcare fraud, they may be able to recover compensation for their losses through litigation. Read on for information on what to do if you suspect healthcare fraud and how an attorney can help. Residents in Florida can count on the talented and trusted legal team of Tampa healthcare fraud attorneys at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC when they need legal assistance with a healthcare fraud issue. Common Types of Healthcare Fraud Medical providers may knowingly or unknowingly commit healthcare fraud in many different ways. For example, a medical provider may double-bill a patient by submitting multiple claims

  • Each year the Department of Justice releases statistics for the previous year’s FCA cases, such as 2021 False Claims Act settlements and judgments. 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. The Case for the False Claims Act 2021 saw a dramatic rise in the amount that the United States recovered in False Claims Act settlements and judgments—rising to $5.6 billion compared to $2.2 billion and $3.1 billion in the two years before.  The amount

  • The Physician Referral Law—commonly called the Stark Law—generally prohibits physicians from referring Medicare or Medicaid patients to a business entity (like a hospital or medical practice) if the physician has a “financial relationship” with that entity. The Stark Law also prohibits the practice or hospital that received the criminal referral from submitted Medicare or Medicaid claims for services provided to those referred patients. Congress passed the Stark Law to contain health care costs and reduce improper conflicts of interest, where physicians put their financial interests ahead of their patients’ needs.  Although the statute is complex and includes some exceptions, Stark Law

  • ______________________________________________ Find out how a healthcare fraud attorney can help you on the FGBO Law blog. If you have a case, reach out to one of our experienced attorneys today. Are you aware of a physician, business owner, or other healthcare providers that are billing for services or goods that were not medically necessary or provided? If so, you need an experienced healthcare fraud attorney to help you navigate the complexities of healthcare fraud laws, develop a solid legal strategy, and protect your rights. Time is of the essence in healthcare fraud cases, and an experienced healthcare fraud attorney will help you

  • 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

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