Reporting Kickback Schemes
A kickback is a kind of a bribe. One party, the briber, offers an inducement to another party, the bribe-taker, to participate in an illegal scheme. The bribe can take many different forms: cash, goods, services or intangible valuables like vacations, paid contracts and other indirect forms of remuneration.
Kickback schemes are very common in business. The government is especially eager to crack down on kickback schemes that come at taxpayer’s expense. At Fischer Legal Group, we handle qui tam cases that come under the False Claims Act. We work with clients who believe they have evidence of fraud that violates state False Claims Acts or the Federal False Claims Act.
Health Care Fraud And Kickbacks
These cases can occur in any business that is reimbursed by the U.S. government — defense contractors, construction contractors and most especially, health care groups and individuals reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid. The Anti-Kickback Act of 1987 requires providers to make decisions based on the real needs of patients, not those who profit from influencing their decisions.
Whistleblowers come from every part of the health care industry — employees of pharmaceutical companies, ambulance fleets, makers of medical devices and equipment and many other organizations. If you are struggling with the challenge of doing the right thing, you will want to work with an attorney who understands the stress of reporting against one’s employer or business partner and who also understands the legal intricacies of qui tam cases. Our firm can advise you on the best strategy for going forward, protecting you against retaliation and seeking restoration if you have already been terminated or demoted. You are also eligible for substantial rewards described in the False Claims Act.
Let Us Walk You Through The Process
Talk to our lawyers at the Fischer Legal Group. Communications are confidential and protected under attorney-client privilege. Email us at your convenience or call us at 212-577-9231 or toll-free at 888-894-4785