Medicaid Fraud Is A “White Collar” Crime!
There is nothing new about Medicaid fraud in this country. It’s been ongoing for decades and still is as common as leaves on a tree. Why you may ask? Well, simply because the fraud is easy to commit and, in many cases, hard to catch the thief – think the former food stamp program. Oh, sure, even with the old method of issuing food stamps, the Feds, in their infinite wisdom, decided that offering a “credit card lookalike” would ease the pain and embarrassment of the user having to pull-out a handful of stamps in the checkout line; not so much.
How A Medicaid Fraud Lawyer Can Help!
It’s just common sense, folks to understand that Medicaid fraud and abuse affects every person reading this article. Fraud occurs when some person intentionally executes or attempts a scheme to obtain money or property of any health care benefit program like Medicaid. The difference between fraud and abuse is the intent. If you have been a victim or plan to become a whistleblower to get a reward, it’s best if you hire a Medicaid fraud lawyer who specializes in this type of fraudulent legal action. The government pays between 15 percent and 30 percent of the funds it recovers, but if you don’t know the rules and process of the game, you may not collect anything. So, you’re first step is contacting a medicaid fraud lawyer.
Note: This short list may help you and your lawyer:
* Kickbacks fraud
* Ambulance fraud
* Pharmaceutical fraud
* Long term acute care hospital fraud
* Cost of goods or services fraud
If you know something or some company or person involved in Medicaid fraud, please contact a lawyer with Medicaid fraud experience who will know the steps to take and protect you.