Qui tam attorney Eva Gunasekera explains how home healthcare fraud violates the False Claims Act. You can help fight medicare and medicaid fraud by home healthcare companies by becoming a whistleblower and reporting fraud. If your case is successful, there are financial rewards for whistleblowers as well as protections against retaliation.
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Speaker: Tycko & Zavareei LLP Partner Eva Gunasekera
What is Home Healthcare?
Medicare and Medicaid make payments to home health agencies for reasonable and necessary medical services and supplies provided to Medicare patients in their homes in 60 day blocks of time. Payment amounts vary based on the severity of the patient’s condition and the details of the healthcare provider’s care plan.
How Would I Know If I Have a False Claims Act Case?
The Department of Justice uses the False Claims Act to help it fight Medicare and Medicaid fraud by home healthcare companies. You may have a False Claims Act case if your employer is doing any of the following:
-Billing for patients who are not homebound
-Billing for patients who do not require skilled care at home
-Billing for patients where there is no valid or appropriate plan of care in place for the patient
-Billing for patients for whom there have been no face-to-face visits
-Billing for sham visits that never occurred
-Billing for work performed by individuals who are not qualified to perform the services
If your case is successful, there are financial rewards for whistleblowers and there are protections against retaliation for raising your concerns to your employer or the government.
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