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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Medicare Recipient Whistleblower Lawsuits and Medicare Recipient Medicare Fraud Informant Lawsuits

Medicare Recipient Whistleblower Lawsuit, Medicare Recipient Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, Medicare Recipient Reporting Medicare Fraud Lawyer, Medicare Recipient Lawsuit, Medicare Fraud Informant Lawsuit, and Medicare Fraud Recipient Whistleblower Lawsuit Information
(Medicare Recipient Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer)

Medicare recipients that properly report significant Medicare fraud can become eligible to collect large economic rewards for exposing large fraudulent systematic Medicare fraud schemes that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. By checking your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), comparing it to medical records, and gathering evidence of the systematic Medicare fraud, a Medicare recipient may be able to prove systematic Medicare fraud that can result in a large Medicare fraud recovery for the government and a large whistleblower recovery for the Medicare recipient.

A sharp Medicare recipient that can recognize the systematic Medicare fraud and is able to gather sufficient evidence of the systematic Medicare fraud, can work with a Medicare Recipient Whistleblower Lawyer to prepare a claim under the Federal False Claims Act.  In working with a Medicare Recipient Whistleblower lawyer, the Medicare recipient can work to gather and organize evidence of the systematic Medicare fraud and as a whistleblower use the original and specialized information of significant fraud to be the first to file regarding the specific Medicare fraud.  If this is done correctly, the Medicare Recipient and their lawyer can save taxpayers millions of dollars and recover a large reward for reporting the fraud. 

For more information on how a Medicare recipient with original and specialized evidence of systematic Medicare fraud including double billing, phantom billing, illegal kickbacks, upcoding, and/or bill padding can become a Medicare Recipient Fraud Whistleblower, please feel free to click on the following link: Medicare Recipient Whistleblower Lawsuit Information.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit and Orthodontist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information

Guardians, Grandparents, and Parents That Expose Dentist Medicaid Fraud Schemes including Unnecessary Procedures & False Billing Can Become Eligible for Large Economic Awards
by Texas Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Some dentists, dental clinics, and orthodontists have discovered that falsely billing Medicaid for services can generate huge profits.  In these fraudulent dental Medicaid billing schemes, the dentist office or dental clinic will  commonly run several promotions offering free gifts and services to bring in Medicaid patients and CHIP patients.  Once they have the children signed up for Medicaid and CHIP, the dental office will then often push expensive and unnecessary dental treatments for the children and bill Medicaid for the unnecessary treatment, thinking that the parents, grandparents, or guardians of the children will never realize that the services were not needed, were dangerous, or were never actually provided. 

For many of these dental practices, systematic Medicaid fraud creates large profits and because the expenses are paid by Medicaid, many guardians and parents do not realize when fraud or false billing has occurred.  It is important that guardians and parents review the dental services and Medicaid billing to confirm that their children actually did receive the dental services that were billed for and that the dental services were actually necessary procedures for their children.

It is important to realize that systematic Dentist Medicaid fraud can include double billing; upcoding; phantom billing; billing for tests not performed; performing inappropriate or unnecessary procedures; triple billing; charging for equipment, services or supplies never delivered or prescribed; billing for new equipment or supplies, but providing the patient with used equipment; offering free services or supplies in exchange for use of a Medicaid number; unbundling; code jamming; submitting false cost reports to seek higher Medicaid reimbursements than permitted by actual facts; allowing unqualified health care providers to bill for services that they should not provide; falsely seeking payment patients not qualified, and allowing under qualified providers to bill for services that they should not provide. If in reviewing bills for dental services or medical services, there is evidence of systematic Medicaid fraud, it is important to verify the fraud and then properly report the fraud. 

If systematic Dentist Medicaid Fraud is discovered by a parent, grandparent, or guardian from original and specialized evidence provided and the parent or group of parents reporting the fraud are the first to file on this Dentist Medicaid Fraud Scheme, the parents can be eligible to receive a portion of the money that the government recovers from the exposed fraud.  In some cases, this could amount to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. 

Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit, Dentist Medicaid Fraud Scheme Lawsuit, Orthodontist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit, Unnecessary Dental Work Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit, and Dental Upcoding Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information
by Texas Orthodontist and Dentist Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Dentist Medicaid Fraud is on the rise and it is important that Dentist Medicaid Whistleblowers and Dentist Medicare Whistleblowers come forward and blow the whistle on Dentists that are committing Medicaid fraud and Medicare fraud.  These Dentist Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits and Dentist Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits can result in large recoveries for not only the government, but also for the brave whistleblower that becomes a successful relator and is able to collect a portion of the recovered money.  

Several Dentists, Dental Management Companies, Dental Clinics, and Dentist Office Professionals, have already been the subject of Dentist Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits and Government crackdowns on Dental Medicaid Fraud and Dental Medicare Fraud.  These Dental Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Dentist Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, and government crackdowns have uncovered unnecessary dental treatments, dentist Medicaid fraud, Medicaid fraud kickbacks, dental Medicare fraud, and other dental Medicaid fraud that were endangering children and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act are based on the theory that one of the least expensive and most effective means of preventing frauds on taxpayers and the government is to make the perpetrators of government fraud liable to actions by private persons acting under the strong stimulus of personal ill will or the hope of gain. 

The strong public policy behind creating an economic gain for whistleblowers is that  the government would be significantly less likely to learn of the allegations of fraud, but for persons in certain positions with specialized knowledge of fraud that has been committed. Congress has made it clear that creating this economic incentive is beneficial not only for the government, taxpayers, and the realtor, but is an efficient method of regulating government to prevent fraud and fraudulent schemes.

The central purpose of the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act is to set up incentives to supplement government regulation and enforcement by encouraging whistleblowers with specialized knowledge of fraud going on in the government to blow the whistle on the crime. 

The whistleblower's share of recovery is a maximum of 30 percent and the government's prior knowledge of fraud now does not necessarily bar a whistleblower from collecting lost revenue.

Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits, Orthodontist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits, Medicaid Fraud Dentist Office Whistleblower Lawsuits, Unnecessary Dental Work Medicaid Fraud, Medicare Upcoding Fraud Lawsuits, Dental Upcoding Medicaid Fraud, and Orthodontic Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits

Through Federal False Claims Act Whistleblower Lawsuits, Qui Tam Lawsuits, and other Government Fraud Lawsuits, Billions of dollars have been recovered from wrongdoers committing fraudulent schemes against the government for their own profit. It is extremely important that Whistleblowers continue to expose fraudulent billing practices and unnecessary treatments that cost billions of dollars.    For more information on Medicare Fraud Lawsuits, feel free to go to the following website:  Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits.
 For more information on Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits, feel free to go to the following websites: Dentist CHIP Fraud Lawsuits and Dental Medicaid Billing Fraud Lawsuits and Dentist Medicaid Fraud and Orthodontist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Retirement Fund Fraud Lawyer, Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer, Securities Fraud Lawyer, Retirement Account Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer, Investment Fraud Lawyer, False Financial Statement Whistleblower Lawyer, & Investment Fraud Bounty Lawyer


Retirement Fund Fraud Lawyer, Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer, Securities Fraud Lawyer, Retirement Account Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer, Investment Fraud Lawyer, False Financial Statement Whistleblower Lawyer, & Investment Fraud Bounty Lawyer
by Texas Retirement Fund Fraud & Investment Fraud Lawyer Jason Coomer


Some financial institutes and large companies have made billions of dollars by committing securities fraud, fraudulently stealing from retirement funds, producing false financial statements, and selling toxic investments.  Under new Federal laws designed to regulate Wall Street investment practices, investors that have been taken by fraudulent schemes and other people aware of fraudulent investment schemes can turn whistleblower and receive compensation for stepping up and blowing the whistle on fraudulent companies that provide false & misleading information on a company's financial statement, false information on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, brokers that commit insider trading; financial institutes that commit stock manipulation schemes; stockbrokers that commit embezzlement; and financial institutes that commit securities fraud.

It is important that people that have invested their life savings in fraudulent investments are able to stand up and blow the whistle on large financial institutes and brokers that have violated securities laws.  Through these Whistleblower Bounty Actions, these investors can potentially receive large amounts of money for catching these bankers, brokers, insurance companies, retirement fund managers, futures traders, securities traders, and hedge fund managers in fraudulent investment schemes.   


Retirement Fund Fraud Lawyer, Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer, Securities Fraud Lawyer, SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program Lawyer, Investment Fraud Lawyer, False Financial Statement Whistleblower Lawyer, & Investment Fraud Bounty Lawyer
 
By creating whistleblower bounties for investors and people with specific information of financial fraud, it is expected that hard to detect financial fraud including retirement fund fraud, toxic investment fraud, derivative market fraud, and other forms of investment fraud will be exposed to help regulate the financial market and prevent large investment corporations, banks, hedge funds, and other large corporations from committing financial fraud of billions of dollars.

Through Retirement Fund Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, False Financial Statement Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Commodity Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Stimulus Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, and SEC Violation Whistleblower Lawsuits, industry insiders and investors are expected to step forward and blow the whistle on several different forms of Wall Street Fraud that are costing investors and retirees hundreds of millions of dollars.  These retirement fund lawsuits and investor fraud lawsuits are becoming more common with the enactment of laws like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that created bounties that can be collected by whistleblowers that properly report SEC violations, retirement fund fraud, financial fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, and stimulus fraud that result in monetary sanctions over one million dollars ($1,000,000.00).  The SEC can award the whistleblower up to 30% of the money collected. 

Retirement Fund Fraud Lawyer, Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer, Securities Fraud Lawyer, Retirement Account Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer, Investment Fraud Lawyer, False Financial Statement Whistleblower Lawyer, & Investment Fraud Bounty Lawyer

For Retirement Fund Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Retirement Account Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, and Investment Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, please click on the following   Retirement Fund Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, Investment Fraud Bounty Action Lawsuit, and Retirement Account Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Infant Birth Defect Lawyer, Topamax Birth Defect Lawyer, Depakote Birth Defect Lawyer, and Paxil Birth Defect Lawyer

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Avoidable birth defects are one of the most devastating problems that can occur to a family and a new baby.  Parents who should be celebrating the birth of a new child, are often caught off guard when their child is born with severe disabilities and often do not realize that someone may be responsible for the birth defect including drug manufacturers that hid information about medications that can cause birth defects.  The family is typically busy taking care of the child with the serious health problems and often does not know that the birth defect was preventable.  When they discover the probable cause of the preventable birth defect they are often filled with anger and rage.  To find out that their child will have permanent health problems or that they lost their baby because a drug company hid research and did not provide an adequate warning of a product's safety can be extremely difficult.

Several medications, products, and drugs have been linked to birth defects.  Some of these medications were intentionally marketed by drug manufacturers that have hidden the real dangers of their product in order to sell more of their product and that value profits over healthy babies.  For these manufacturers, they may have short term profits, but over the long term they should suffer for the long term birth defects that they have caused.

Topamax Birth Defect Lawyer, Topiramate Birth Defect Lawyer, Topamax Heart Defect Lawyer, Topamax Cleft Palate Lawyer, Topamax Cleft Lip Lawyer, and Antiepileptic Drug (APD) Birth Defect Lawyer 
(Topamax and Topiramate Birth Defect Lawsuits)
   
The FDA has recently announced that Topiramate (brand name Topamax) causes an increased risk of development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with Topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy. If you or a loved one have been taking Topamax during pregnancy and had a child with a birth defect, it is important to seek medical assistance.

Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is a anticonvulsant drug. It has been approved for the treatment of epilepsy and migraines, but has been aggressively marketed for many off-label uses including bipolar disorder, cluster headaches, eating disorders, obesity, fibromyalgia, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism, sleep disorders, sleep-eating disorders, infantile spasms, autism, periventricular leukomalacia in preterm infants after an hypoxic-ischemic injury, essential tremor, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, smoking cessation, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, neuropathic pain, and cocaine dependence.  If you or a loved one have been taking Topamax during pregnancy and had a child with a birth defect, it is important to seek medical assistance.

The FDA recommends that "before starting topiramate, pregnant women and women of childbearing potential should discuss other treatment options with their health care professional. Women taking topiramate should tell their health care professional immediately if they are planning to or become pregnant. Patients taking topiramate should not stop taking it unless told to do so by their health care professional. Women who become pregnant while taking topiramate should talk to their health care professional about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry, a group that collects information about outcomes in infants born to women treated with antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy." 

For more information on Topamax birth defect lawsuit information, Topamax cleft palate lawsuit information, Topamax cleft lip lawsuit information, Topamax malformation lawsuit information, and Topamax infant heart  problem information, please feel free to visit the following webpage: Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit.

Topamax Birth Defect Malformation Lawsuits and Cleft Lips or Palate Lawsuits (Topiramate Birth Defect Lawsuits)

The epilepsy and migraine drug Topamax has been associated with an increased risk of birth defects for children of mothers that were taking the drug during pregnancy. Research studies have found that there are higher than expected rates of babies born with cleft lips, cleft palates, genital defects and other birth malformations when Topamax is used by women during pregnancy.  Thus there is a growing amount of research that indicates that the use of the epilepsy and migraine drug, Topamax, either on its own or in combination with other epilepsy drugs, may increase the risk of birth defects when it is used during pregnancy.
In February 2011, U.S. Health Officials announced that Topamax increases the risk for birth defects in babies born to pregnant mothers taking the medication.  The Food and Drug Administration said new data shows the drug, sold generically and as Johnson & Johnson's Topamax, can cause cleft lips and cleft palate deformities. 

Paroxetine Birth Defect Lawyer, Seroxat Birth Defect Lawyer, Paxil Birth Defect Lawyer, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressant (SSRIs) PPHN Birth Defect Lawyer, and Infant Heart Defect Lawyer

Paroxetine (trade names Seroxat, Paxil) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant that has been linked to birth defects including Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN), heart, lung, abdominal and cranial defects.  Women that have taken Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants (SSRIs) after the 20th week of pregnancy have a 6-fold increased risk of having their child develop persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorderInfants with persistent pulmonary hypertension have abnormal blood flow through the heart and lungs and do not get enough oxygen to their bodies and may become very sick or die.  

The SSRIs antidepressants that have been linked to persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) include Paxil by GlaxoSmithKline, Zoloft marketed by Pfizer; Prozac sold by Eli Lilly; Celexa and Lexapro by Forest Laboratories, Effexor marketed by Wyeth, Luvox by Solvay, and the generic makers of these drugs include Barr Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy Labs and Genpharm.

Infants born with PPHN often require mechanical assistance to breath and even worse about 10% to 20% of the infants do not survive even when they receive treatment. The PPHN babies that do survive often experience developmental delays, brain abnormalities and hearing loss, experts say.

Other birth defects that have been associated with SSRIs include Anencephaly, a neural tube defect where much of the brain does not develop; Craniosynostosis, an abnormality in which connections of the skull bones close prematurely; and Heart birth defects including septal defects and ventricular defects.

SSRIs have not only been associated to birth defects, but have been associated with increased risk of suicide.  For more information on SSRI birth defect lawsuit information and Paxil birth defect lawsuit information, please see the following webpage: Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Lawyer Information

Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information, Valproate Birth Defect Lawsuit Information, Spina Bifida Lawsuit Information & Defective Drug Birth Defect Lawsuit Information by Depakote Birth Defect Lawyer, Texas Birth Defect Lawyer, & Depakote Spina Bifida Lawyer Jason Coomer


Depakote also known as Valproate semisodium (INN), Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Epival, D├ępakine Chrono,Valance, and divalproex sodium (USAN) is a drug prescribed to treat seizures, migraine headaches, and some psychiatric disorders.  In the UK, Canada, and U.S., the drugs are used for the treatment of the manic episodes of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, prevention of both manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder, epilepsy, chronic pain associated with neuropathy, and migraine headaches. Off-label use of the drug include treatment of mild depression, the depressive stage of bi-polar disorder, and chronic pain such as migraine headaches.

Depakote has been linked to major birth defects in children of women that were taking this drug.  According to a recent medical scientific study, women taking Depakote had four times the risk of delivering a child with major birth defects, compared to women taking other, similar drugs.  The range of birth defects associated with Depakote is broad, however the report specifically cited neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Neural tube defects are birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord; spinal bifida is a defect affecting the spinal cord that causes paralysis of the legs.There is no known cure.

In addition to spina bifida, other birth defects caused by Depakote include cleft palate, cleft lip, heart defects, limb and digital deformities, facial dysmorphism, mental developmental delays, and (difficult) genitourinary maloformations.

For more information on Depakote birth defect lawsuit information, Depakote cleft palate lawsuit information, Depakote cleft lip lawsuit information, Depakote Spina Bifida lawsuit information, Depakote malformation lawsuit information, and Depakote infant heart  problem information, please see the following webpage:  Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information and Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit Information

Federal and Texas Birth Defect Lawyers, Drug Birth Defect Lawyer, Infant Heart Birth Defect Lawyer, Spina Bifida Lawyer, and Infant Malformation & Deformity Lawyer

Federal and Texas Birth Defect Lawsuits are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Texas birth defect and birth injury lawyer that handles birth defect, infant death and stillborn baby claims, Jason S. Coomer works with other Birth Defect Lawyers throughout the United States including Boston Birth Defect Lawyers, Illinois Birth Defect Lawyers, Atlanta Birth Defect Lawyers, Virginia Birth Defect Lawyers, Dallas Birth Defect Lawyers, Houston Birth Defect Lawyers, and other Birth Defect Lawyers.  In working with other birth defect lawyers, we seek compensation from negligent drug companies, medical providers, and other companies that have severely injured or killed infants or mothers through selling and using dangerous products, medications, and drugs that they should have know were dangerous, but hid significant research in order to sell more product to make a profit.

For more information on a birth defect lawsuits, please feel free to visit the following web pages, Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Information and Depakote Spina Bifida Lawsuit Information, Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Lawyer Information, and Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Medicare Whistleblower Lawsuit Information & Medicaid Whistleblower Lawsuit Information

Medicaid Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP Fraud Lawsuit Information, Medicaid Upcoding Fraud Lawsuit Information, Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Information, and Medicare Whistleblower Lawsuit Information
by Texas  Medicare Whistleblower Lawyer & Medicaid Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer 

The annual cost of health care for the United States is over $2,500,000,000,000.00 (2.5 Trillion Dollars) and rising.  Health care costs are over $8,000 per person and about 18% of the GDP.  It is estimated about 10% of these costs are the result of health care fraud.  The "for profit" medical system has created economic incentives for large drug companies, hospitals, health systems, hospice providers, pharmacies, medical device providers, and other health care providers to commit health care fraud to expand their profits at the expense of the medical system and taxpayers.  Locating these fraudulent health care providers and blowing the whistle on health care fraud is needed now more than ever as Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, the VA, Tricare, and other government health benefit programs are being stretched more than ever.

It is vitally important that health care professions with specialized knowledge of Medicaid Fraud, CHIP Fraud, Medicare Fraud, and other health care fraud continue to file Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Medicare Fraud Upcoding Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Medicare Medicaid Fraud Hospital Whistleblower Lawsuits, Hospice Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, and Medicare Medicaid Fraud Nursing Home Whistleblower Lawsuits .

Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Medicare Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawyers, and the Increase in Medicare and Medicaid Spending

Medicaid is a public health care problem in the United States that provides health care, dental care, and orthodontic care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. The cost of the Medicaid program has been increasing and is expected to continue to increase because the fastest growing aspect of Medicaid is nursing home coverage.  As such, with this increase in Medicaid spending on nursing home care, hospice, and home health care, there will be a large increase in for profit nursing homes, hospice services, senior services, and elder care services that prey on the elderly and commit Medicaid and Medicare fraud.  For more information on Medicare Nursing Home Fraud, Medicaid Nursing Home Fraud, and Hospice Fraud, please go to the following web pages,  Nursing Home, Elder Care, & Skilled Nursing Facilities Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits and  Hospital Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits.

Dentist Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Dental Clinic Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Double Billing Medicaid Fraud and Unnecessary Dental Work Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information, and Dental Upcoding Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information

As CHIP, Medicaid, and Medicare spending increases on dental services and orthodontic work, some health care providers including dentists and orthodontists are making false claims for services including billing  Medicaid for services not provided, upcoding services, double billing, and providing unnecessary services.  As such, it is important for Dentists, Orthodontists,  Dentist Office Managers, Orthodontics Office Managers, Medicaid Billing Clerks, Medicaid Coders, and other Dental Professionals to become Medicaid whistleblowers to seek compensation on the government's behalf from companies and people that have defrauded taxpayers out of government money.  For more information on Qui Tam Dental Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, please feel free to go to the following webpage, Dentist Medicare Fraud Lawsuit,  Dentist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit, CHIP Fraud Lawsuit, and Orthodontic Medicaid Fraud lawsuit Information.

Average Wholesale Price Drug Fraud Lawsuit Information, Drug Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Drug Company False Drug Pricing Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Pharmaceutical Executive Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Medicaid False Drug Price Lawsuit Information, and Medicare False Drug Pricing Lawsuit Information

Pharmaceutical Companies and Drug Companies that engage in schemes to report false and inflated prices for pharmaceutical products, knowing that federal healthcare programs rely on those reported prices to set payment rates are committing Drug Price Fraud and can be held liable for these illegal actions.  The difference between the resulting inflated government payments and the actual price paid by healthcare providers for a drug is referred to as the “spread.” The larger the spread on a drug, the larger the profit for the health care provider or pharmacist who is reimbursed by the government. 

In addition, to the profits made by drug companies that are committing Average Wholesale Price Fraud, many hospitals, health care networks, and pharmacies are making large profits by committing drug price fraud, accepting illegal kickbacks, committing medicare fraud, and committing medicaid fraud.  For more information on Average Wholesale Price Fraud Whistleblower Actions, please feel free to go to the following webpage, Inflated Average Wholesale Price Whistleblower & Drug Price Fraud Lawsuit

Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP Fraud Lawsuit Information, CHIP Upcoding Fraud Lawyer, Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer, Medicaid Double Billing Fraud Lawyer, and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information  

CHIP Fraud Whistleblowers, Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers, and Medicaid Fraud Whistleblowers are stepping up now as they are needed more than ever to blow the whistle on fraudulent health care providers  that are increasing their profits by committing fraud against government benefits programs including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicare.  Through the CHIP program, Medicaid program, Medicare program, and other government health care programs.  It is vitally important that health care providers including hospital whistleblowers, nursing home whistleblowers, home health care company whistleblowers, therapist whistleblowers, medical doctor whistleblowers, dentist whistleblowers, and executive whistleblowers from large health care companies blow the whistle on health care fraud that threatens the medical system in the United States and costs taxpayers hundreds of Billions of Dollars.

For more information on becoming a Medicare Whistleblower, Medicaid Whistleblower, CHIP Fraud Whistleblower, or other health care whistleblower, please go to the following webpages, Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information and Medicare Compliance, Coding, and Reimbursement Whistleblower Lawsuit Information.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Going to see a Trial Lawyer

Austin Condominium Owner Lawsuit Information, Austin Condominium Association Lawsuit Information, Austin Homeowner Association Lawsuit Information, and Austin Texas Real Estate Lawsuit Information

Austin Condominium Owner Lawsuit Information, Austin Condominium Association Lawsuit Information, Austin Homeowner Association Lawsuit Information, Austin Homeowner Lawsuit Information, and Austin Texas Real Estate Lawsuit Information by Austin Condominium Owner Lawyer & Austin Condominium Association Lawyer

Understanding the rights of condominium association owners under Condominium Association Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Rules as well as Texas Uniform Condominium Association (TUCA) can be a difficult task that requires an experienced Texas real estate lawyer.  Often condominium owners, groups of condominium owners, and condominium associations require legal assistance to help them make sure that their real estate investment retains its value, remain livable, and are in compliance with condominium association rules, bylaws, and laws. 

When dealing with condominium associate rules, bylaws, declarations, and other governing documents, it can often be extremely helpful to consult an Austin Condominium Lawyer that can help interpret how Texas law and the condominium association's governing documents work together and what rights an condominium owner has and what fiduciary duties condominium associate boards, directors, and officers may have.

Austin Condominium Owner Lawyer, Austin Condominium Association Lawyer, Austin Homeowner Association Lawyer, Austin Homeowner Lawyer, and Austin Texas Real Estate Lawyer 

Austin Condominium Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, works with Austin condominium owners to help them understand Texas law and protect their investment.  For more information on Austin Condominium Owner  Lawsuit Information and Austin Condominium Association Lawsuit Information, please go to the following web page on Austin Condominium Lawsuits & Condominium Association Lawsuits.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Austin Texas Will, Probate, & Estate Lawsuit Information by Austin Inheritance, Estate, & Will Probate Lawyer

Austin Will Lawsuit Information, Austin Intestate Lawsuit Information, Travis County Probate Lawsuit Information, Austin Will Probate Lawsuit Information, Austin Uncontested Will Lawsuit Information, Austin Estate Probate Information, and Central Texas Estate Lawsuit Information
by Austin Texas Will, Probate, Estate & Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Following the death of a loved one, it can often be difficult to grieve the loss of your loved one and determine what probate matters need to be handled and how they should be handled.  The first step is to determine if your loved one had a valid Will.  If so, the Will should probably be taken to a probate lawyer to determine if there is a need for the Will to be filed for probate.  If there is no Will, it is important to determine if there are assets including real property, life insurance, stocks, bank accounts, or retirement funds that need to be transferred and how best to transfer the property. 

The Travis County Probate Court has information on a variety of probate issuesThe Travis County Probate Court is a statutory probate court headed by an elected judge, the Honorable Guy Herman. The probate court is also served by Associate Judge Dan Prashner.   Though it is not required that individuals hire a probate lawyer to represent them when filing a will probate, heirship proceeding, or other probate matter, it is strongly recommended that anyone filing suit in the Travis County Probate Court, Williamson County Court, Hays County Court, Blanco County Court, Bastrop County Court, Llano County Court, or Bexar County Court be represented by an experienced probate attorney.

Austin Texas Will Probate Lawyer and Estate Lawyer Jason Coomer represents heirs, family members, and beneficiaries that need assistance handling probate matters caused by the death of a loved one in Central Texas.  He represents families that need probate legal services in Travis County Probate Court, Williamson County Court, Hays County Court, Blanco County Court, Bastrop County Court, Comal County Court, Llano County Court, and Bexar County Probate Courts.    For more information on probate matters and estate matters, feel free to go to the following web page Austin Probate Lawyer and feel free to follow the links on the web page to other estate, inheritance, and probate topics.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Texas Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit and CHIP Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information

Texas Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Texas Medicaid Billing Fraud Lawsuit Information, Texas Medicaid Upcoding Fraud Lawsuit Information, and Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information (Texas Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer)

Medicare and Medicaid billing fraud is costing the United States an estimated one hundred billion dollars ($100,000,000,000.00) each year.  To combat Medicaid Billing Fraud, the United States government has amended and Texas has enacted False Claims Act Laws to encourage more Medicaid Fraud whistleblowers to step up and blow the whistle on Medicaid Fraud Scams.  Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblowers and Medicaid Payment Fraud Whistleblowers that are the original source of specialized knowledge of Medicaid Fraud can make substantial recoveries if they are the first to file a successful qui tam claim under the False Claims Acts.

A Successful Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, Medicare Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit, or other Government Health Care Benefit Program Fraud  Whistleblower Lawsuit Requires That the Whistleblower have Original Source Information of the Fraudulent Billing Scheme and be the First to File

Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblowers and Medicare Fraudulent Billing Whistleblowers that provide original source information of schemes to fraudulently bill for medical services or medical products and fraudulently take Medicare payments from our United States government including upcoding, double billing, bill padding, unbundling, and charging for services never provided may recover a portion of the proceeds recovered on the government's behalf.  Since 1986, relators have recovered over $1 billion for helping expose fraud against the United States government.    

To be a Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower or a Medicare Fraud Whistleblower, you need to have evidence of original source information of Medicare fraud.  Medical professionals, accountants, benefit coordinators, coding specialists, financial officers, hospital administrators, nurses, medical doctors, and health care administrators often become aware of Medicare Billing Fraud and Medicare Payment Fraud including upcoding, double billing, bill padding, unbundling, and charging for services never provided.

It is also essential to not delay in coming forward with a False Claim Act Qui Tam Action as the first whistleblower to file is eligible to be a relator and make a large recovery for exposing the fraud.  If the fraud is already public knowledge or someone else is the first to file on the fraudulent billing scheme, the whistleblower can be prevented for receiving any recovery.

Even worse, when the fraudulent scheme is exposed, the people that kept the fraud secret can sometimes be found liable for criminal activity for not exposing the fraud that was being committed and further be held liable for continuing criminal activity.  It is important to blow the whistle on known fraud and not get caught as one of the accomplices.  As the Department of Justice expands Medicare Billing Fraud Crackdowns, it becomes more important for those that are aware of Medicare Billing Fraud and Medicaid Fraud Schemes to come forward before the Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Rings are exposed and Health Care Executives start blaming each other and turning on each other to reduce their own potential criminal liability.

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Medicare Fraud Lawyers, Upcoding Fraud Lawyers, Medicaid and CHIP Fraud Whistleblower Lawyers, Double Billing Medicaid Fraud Lawyers, and Other Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawyers 

Through Federal False Claims Act Whistleblower Lawsuits, Qui Tam Lawsuits, and other Government Fraud Lawsuits, hundreds of billions of dollars have been recovered from fraudulent government contractors that have stolen large amounts of money from the government and taxpayers.  Included in the heroes that have helped recover large amounts of money for taxpayers are Whistleblowers and Whistleblower lawyers that have helped the government recover large amounts of money and have been rewarded with large cash rewards. 

Medicaid Fraud Whistleblowers, Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers, Tricare Fraud Whistleblowers, CHIP Fraud Whistleblowers, and other government health care program fraud whistleblowers should be aware of laws that encourage reporting of government health care program fraud as well as whistleblower protections that may help them.  The following links provide information on different types of government health care program fraud whistleblower lawsuits, Medicaid and Medicare Fraud Illegal Kickback Lawsuit Information, Medicare Compliance, Coding, and Reimbursement Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Dentist Medicaid Fraud and Orthodontist Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information, and Texas Medicaid Billing Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information

Friday, February 4, 2011

Drug Price Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information and Inflated Drug Average Wholesale Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information

Drug Price Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information, Inflated Average Wholesale Price Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Information, Medicaid Fraudulent Drug Price Lawsuit Information, Drug Price Kickback Lawsuit Information, Pharmaceutical False Price Lawsuit, and Medicaid Drug Price Fraud Lawsuit Information by Texas Inflated Average Wholesale Price and Medicaid Drug Price Fraud Lawyer Jason S. Coomer 


On February 1, 2011, a Travis County, Texas jury found that a global pharmaceutical manufacturer had misrepresented drug prices to the state's Medicaid program and said the drug company should pay the state and federal government $170.3 million.  These Drug Price Medicaid Fraud Lawsuits are becoming more common as evidence is coming to light that the $700 Billion a year drug industry includes some large drug companies that are defrauding Medicaid, Medicare, the VA, Tricare, and other governmental benefit programs out of vasts amounts of money.

Several governmental officials have made it clear that those who defraud the Medicaid program, Medicare, the VA, Tricare, CHIP and other government benefit programs will be held accountable for their actions.  Recent changes in the False Claims Act and other Qui Tam laws have created stronger protections and economic incentives for whistleblowers with knowledge of drug price fraud and other forms of Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud.  As such, it is important for drug price fraud whistleblowers, pharmaceutical representative whistleblowers, medical device sales representative whistleblowers, drug marketing representative whistleblowers, and other drug executive whistleblowers to blow the whistle on drug fraud pricing schemes.


Pharmaceutical Company Drug Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Drug Company False Drug Pricing Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Pharmaceutical Executive Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Medicaid False Drug Price Lawsuit Information, and Medicare False Drug Pricing Lawsuit Information

Pharmaceutical Companies and Drug Companies that engage in schemes to report false and inflated prices for pharmaceutical products, knowing that federal healthcare programs rely on those reported prices to set payment rates are committing Drug Price Fraud and can be held liable for these illegal actions.  The difference between the resulting inflated government payments and the actual price paid by healthcare providers for a drug is referred to as the “spread.” The larger the spread on a drug, the larger the profit for the drug company, health care provider or pharmacist who is reimbursed by the government.  For this reason there is an economic incentive for drug companies to artificially inflate the spread or price as much as possible in order to make higher profits at the expense of taxpayers.

Pharmaceutical Executives that commit drug pricing fraud, cooperate with other drug executives that are committing drug price fraud, or fail to report fraudulent drug price schemes can be held liable for criminal and civil prosecution.  In fact, several pharmaceutical executives have been convicted of drug price fraud and have been sent to prison.  Further, the government is cracking done on drug price fraud schemes and is actively encouraging drug price fraud whistleblowers to step forward to report fraudulent drug pricing schemes that are costing government health care programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and the Veteran's Administration millions of dollars.  Pharmaceutical Sales Executives, Pharmacists, Drug Representatives, and other health care professionals that properly blow the whistle on fraudulent drug pricing schemes can receive a significant recovery on money recovered by being the first to file on Drug Price Medicare fraud, Drug Price Medicaid fraud, Drug Price Tricare fraud, and/or Drug Price VA.

Drug Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Inflated Average Wholesale Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Medicare Fraudulent Drug Price Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Drug Price Kickback Whistleblower Lawsuit Information, Pharmaceutical False Price Information Whistleblower Lawsuit, and Drug Representative Whistleblower Lawsuit Information 

Pharmaceutical executives and representatives who are the original source of specialized knowledge of drug pricing fraud can recover large economic rewards for properly reporting fraudulent drug pricing schemes.  A successful false claims act qui tam claim can not only result in a significant recovery for the drug representative whistleblower, pharmaceutical executive whistleblower, or pharmaceutical accounting whistleblower, but can result in uncovering Medicare price fraud, Medicaid price fraud, Tricare price fraud, and/or VA price fraud that could result in millions or billions of dollars being recovered or saved by taxpayers.

There are several keys to a successful Drug Price Fraud False Claims Act Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit including 1) obtaining original and specialized information of the fraud, 2) being the first to file regarding the specific fraud, and 3) protecting the whistleblower for retaliation.