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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawyers Help Health Care Professionals Claim Financial Rewards For Properly Exposing Medicaid Fraud By Texas Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawyer and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawsuits, Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act Lawsuits, and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Offer Large Financial Rewards and Whistleblower Protections to Health Care Professionals That Properly Expose Medicaid Fraud by Texas Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawyer & Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers are needed now more than ever to expose systematic Medicaid fraud that is being committed by large for profit health care providers that are seeking to increase their profits by committing fraud against government benefit programs including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicare.  Through Medicaid fraud, CHIP fraud, and Medicare fraud; some hospitals, nursing homes, home health care companies, therapists, doctors, dentists, and large health care companies are getting rich by defrauding the government and taxpayers.

USDOJ: United States Joins Lawsuit Against San Francisco Area’s North East Medical Services

The United States has joined a whistleblower action pending in the Northern District of California against the federally-qualified health center (FQHC), North East Medical Services (NEMS), alleging that the center under-reported income it received from a managed care organization in order to artificially inflate reimbursements it received from the California Medicaid program, the Justice Department announced today.   North East serves the San Francisco Bay area.

“As health care costs continue to rise, it is more important than ever that health care providers report accurate information to federal and state health care programs,” said Stuart Delery, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division.   “The Department of Justice is committed to cracking down on improper accounting practices such as those alleged in this case, which undermine the integrity of these health care programs and increase the costs of health care for the rest of us.”
“Filing claims that imp roperly inflate reimbursement amounts means there are less funds available for people in need,” said Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. “My office views the actions this defendant allegedly committed as a serious breach of the responsibilities healthcare organizations owe to people in need of medical care and also to the taxpayers who fund these programs.  We are committed to doing everything in our power to protect the integrity of the healthcare system.”
The whistleblower action, captioned United States ex rel. Trinh v. North East Medical Services, Inc. Civil Action No. 10-1904 (N.D. Cal.), was filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.   The False Claims Act allows for private persons to file actions to provide the government information about wrongdoing.   Under the statute, if it is established that a person has submitted or caused others to submit false or fraudulent claims to the United States, the government can recover treble damages and $5,500 to $11,000 for each false or fraudulent claim filed.   If the government is successful in resolving or litigating its claims, the whistleblower who initiated the action can receive a share of between 15 percent to 25 percent of the amount recovered.

Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawsuit Information, Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act Lawsuit Information, and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information

If you are aware of Medicaid Billing Fraud, Medicare Billing Fraud, CHIP Fraud, or other health care fraud and are the original source with special knowledge and evidence of the fraud, it is important that you step forward to expose the fraud.  For more information on Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Lawsuits and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, please feel free to contact  Medicaid Billing Fraud and CHIP Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or go to the following web pages: Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Medicaid Retention Overpayment Lawsuits, Texas Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Recovery Lawsuits, and Medicaid Referral Kickback Lawsuits.

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