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    Medicaid fraud is one of the costliest forms of fraud in the United States. It is a major burden on the American taxpayer. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that in 2017, there were an estimated $36.7 billion dollars of improper payments made through Medicaid. Although some Medicaid fraud is committed by patients, the overwhelming majority of Medicaid fraud is committed by medical providers that are more concerned with making money than they are with providing safe and effective treatment to their patients.

    If you are aware of actual or suspected Medicaid fraud, you should immediately contact an Atlanta Medicaid fraud lawyer. The skilled trial lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC have successfully represented Medicaid fraud whistleblowers for many years. Federal law protects Medicaid fraud whistleblowers from retaliation and enables the whistleblowers to receive up to 30% of the fines that the government collects – often millions of dollars.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

    How Do I Spot Medicaid Fraud?

    Some of the most common Medicaid fraud schemes include:

    • Billing Medicaid for medical devices and procedures that were not medically necessary
    • Billing Medicaid for services that were not provided
    • Billing for services at a higher level of complexity than provided in an attempt to inflate the bill
    • Billing for multiple codes for a group of procedures that are covered in a single global billing code
    • Knowingly treating and claiming reimbursement for someone other than the eligible Medicaid card holder.

    Am I Eligible to Recover a Whistleblower Reward If I Participated in the Medicaid Fraud?

    Usually. In most cases, the whistleblower is knowledgeable about the Medicaid fraud because he or she participated in the fraudulent scheme at some point in the past. For example, a medical provider billing representative might have been told by the practice manager that if she did not assist with the scheme, she would be fired. The representative might have been a single mother that needed the job to keep her home and felt that she had no option but to obey her supervisor. The Department of Justice will consider all of those factors when it evaluates how much of the recovered fines that it decides to share with the whistleblower. Accordingly, the whistleblower reward typically ranges from 15% to 30% of what the government collects.

    Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

    If you believe that a healthcare provider is committing Medicaid fraud, or you’ve blown the whistle on Medicaid fraud and your employer is retaliating against you, we urge you to contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of American workers for over three decades. We will listen to your story, help you find your voice, and recover the compensation that you deserve.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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