Fraudulent and false billings by health care providers cost consumers almost $100 billion each year. The Medicare system alone loses over $30 billion to billings for medical services which, for example, were not provided, were billed twice, or were improperly charged.
Davis Levin Livingston has made a commitment to help stop fraud by pursuing state and national initiatives to recover monies fraudulently billed to government healthcare programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care. If you have knowledge of health care fraud, you may file a claim under the False Claims Act. These are also sometimes known as qui tam actions. Our Hawaii False Claims Act attorneys can assist you in bringing a qui tam action.
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Filing a Claim under the False Claims Act
A person who is aware of fraudulent health care billings, known as a relator, files a claim under the Federal False Claims Act under seal. The case is filed on behalf of the United States, which is given an opportunity to intervene in the case. Government intervention in False Claims Act cases is often critical to a successful resolution.
Because the action is filed on behalf of the government, these types of actions are often called qui tam actions. These cases may be brought by anyone with knowledge of the fraud, including health care administrators, doctors, nurses, and patients. Often, an employee with knowledge of the fraud blows the whistle on the wrongdoer.
Qui Tam Cases
Davis Levin Livingston partners its qui tam cases with other attorneys, both in Hawaii and across the country. The firm obtained the highest Medicare fraud settlement in Honolulu and is working with both private attorneys and public interest groups to help stop fraudulent health care billings which are threatening the very existence of our government health care systems.
Persons with knowledge of health care fraud are encouraged to help stop fraud by emailing or telephoning our office. Visit our contact page if you wish to send a confidential email to us to join us in the fight to help stop fraud.
False Claim Act (Qui Tam) in the News
- Shinwha Electronics Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Qui Tam Case
- The False Claims Act: A Consumers Tool To Combat Fraud Against The Government
- Kapiolani Health agrees to pay record $3.4 million settlement
- Medical Fraud Case Settled: Company Will Pay $4 Million
- MEDICAL FRAUD CASE SETTLED: Company will pay $4 million
You can also reach our Hawaii False Claims Act lawyers by phone at (808) 740-0633.