Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud can occur at many levels in the healthcare system. Some of the areas where fraud is found are listed below.

Pharmaceutical Fraud
Some of the most common types or pharmaceutical fraud include:

  • paying kickbacks or providing incentives to prescribers to prescribe drugs
  • marketing drugs for unapproved uses
  • false reporting to Medicare and Medicaid
    Read more about pharmaceutical fraud

Medical Device Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Fraud
Some of the most common types or medical device fraud include:

  • paying kickbacks or bribes/incentives to providers to use a product
  • marketing devices for for uses that have not been approved by the FDA
  • knowingly selling defective devices
  • billing Medicare for unnecessary medical devices
    Read more about medical device/DME fraud

Clinical Laboratory Fraud
Some of the most common types or pharmaceutical fraud include:

  • paying kickbacks or incentives to providers to refer patients to a lab
  • paying kickbacks or incentives to providers to prescribe unnecessary tests
  • performing tests that were not ordered by a physician

False Claims Act
The False Claims Act (FCA), also known as the "Lincoln Law," is a crucial federal law enacted in the United States to combat fraud against the government. While not all fraud in the healthcare industry will fall under the FCA, many types of healthcare fraud do include violations of the statute. The FCA encourages individuals with knowledge of false claims made against the government to come forward and file lawsuits, known as qui tam actions, on behalf of the government. Read more about the False Claims Act here.

This section is sponsored by:

The Whistleblower Advocates
123 S Broad St #1950-B, Philadelphia, PA 19109
(215) 402-2183

The Whistleblower Advocates is a law firm that is experienced in representing whistleblowers across the United States in Qui Tam actions. Our goal is to help our clients champion truth and integrity within the pharmaceutical industry, while protecting their interests. As legal professionals deeply committed to upholding ethical standards, we represent individuals who courageously step forward to expose fraudulent practices. Our experience extends to various forms of pharmaceutical fraud, including deceptive marketing tactics, the promotion of off-label drug use, and the manipulation of clinical trial data.

By choosing The Whistleblower Advocates team as your partner, you align yourself with a dedicated team equipped to navigate the complexities of whistleblower protection laws. From uncovering unethical sales strategies that prioritize profits over patient safety to revealing instances of kickbacks and illegal incentives within healthcare systems, we provide comprehensive legal support tailored to your unique circumstances. Together, we strive to ensure accountability and transparency, fostering an environment where honesty and compliance are paramount. Take a stand against pharmaceutical fraud with The Whistleblower Advocates and pave the way for a more ethical future in healthcare.

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