Fighting Medicare Fraud Can Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Quality of Care
03/27/2013 // San Francisco, California, US // Whistleblower Law Firm // Keller Grover LLP // (press release)
Medicare and Medicaid are two programs administered by the government that help fund health and medical related services for those who qualify for them. Without these programs, millions of Americans would not have access to needed health care or medical services. Unfortunately, even though these programs provide vital healthcare services to millions of Americans, fraud drains government resources and impairs the government’s ability to provide these important programs.
Medicare and Medicaid fraud occurs with far more frequency than most people would expect. False billing for patient services by medical facilities or overcharging for the medical services actually provided to patients means that the government is shelling out more than it has to for program beneficiary care. In the long term, this kind of fraud impacts not just the quality of the care patients receive, but also the government’s ability to continue providing these services at all.
In 2009 the government created a task force, the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), to aid in the crackdown on Medicaid and Medicare abuses, however much more can be done. The whistleblower law firm of Keller Grover LLP says individuals who know about fraud can take steps to help stop it and report unethical financial practices related to Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Keller Grover whistleblower attorneys are available to help those who wish to report Medicare or Medicaid fraud, waste, or abuses, or who have witnessed unethical activities in billing methods for these programs and don’t know what to do about it. Contact the firm today for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights and options in these matters.
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