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Whistleblower Legal Services in New Mexico by Arvind Bob Khurana, Healthcare Whistleblower Lawyer

Dec 6

Every year, the United States Medicare program loses significant funds due to fraudulent activity perpetrated by individuals and organizations that deal with this program. This type of illegal activity bears upon each and every taxpayer and is a considerable drain on the Medicare program. Arvind Bob Khurana, a nationally recognized healthcare whistleblower lawyer in New Mexico, helps health care employees in New Mexico who may have evidence of Medicare fraud bring civil legal actions against these parties on behalf of the government. Mr. Khurana and his legal group represent healthcare employees in civil whistleblower actions, ensuring their safety and security under the federal False Claims Act.

The CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) works with many individuals, providers, and organizations that administer Medicare repayments and file claims. The CMS must rely on the fact that these individuals and businesses remain in compliance with the rules. Sadly, lots of entities are not, and that number may be growing. Due to the government's lack of resources to police and hold cheaters liable, the government must rely on individual health care employees in the market to come forward with information so they can hold those who defraud the program responsibly.

"Fraud against the Medicare program may take many forms," stated the New Mexico healthcare whistleblower lawyer. "It can be manipulating patient records in order to get paid more from Medicare, overcharging the government, providing subpar services or products, and many other activities. The government depends on private whistleblowers to come forward with firsthand knowledge and proof of dishonest activities and the government compensates them for their vital help. Through qui tam claims, whistleblowers have the ability to bring civil claims against those parties on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act and can be rewarded for it."

The federal False Claims Act is a federal statute that makes it illegal for anyone to make incorrect Medicare claims or otherwise defraud the federal government. It likewise enables healthcare personnel with information of fraudulent activity against the Medicare program to file a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of the government. In exchange for their information and effort, the whistleblowers may be entitled to gather incentives of between 15% to 30% of the money by the federal government. The act additionally has stipulations for whistleblower safeguards against any company retribution which may result from submitting a claim or consenting to a deal with the federal government.

When a whistleblower comes forward with information and facts regarding Medicare fraud, the case is filed in federal district court. It is put 'under seal' while the Department of Justice investigates the complaint and the evidence, interviews potential witnesses, and talks to professionals and company workers. The government will then choose if it will participate in the lawsuit. If the government does not, the whistleblower still may continue the case by themselves.

Because healthcare workers may put themselves personally at jeopardy doing this essential work, the federal False Claims Act particularly incentivizes them with a significant portion of the financial recovery. In an effective claim, the government can recover approximately 3 times its losses as well as charges for each event of fraud. You can learn more about whistleblower laws in New Mexico on their website. 

"My purpose as a Medicare whistleblower lawyer is to represent these brave private citizens, to help keep them safe and anonymous, and to work hard that they are rewarded for their efforts," proceeded Mr. Khurana. "Those health care employees in New Mexico who may become aware of fraudulent activity can call our offices, and we would be happy to discuss how whistleblower cases may work and how the whistleblower may be rewarded and protected. With their valiant support, we can help hold Medicare fraud in check and hold those who perpetrate such scams accountable for their activities."

Arvind Bob Khurana, Esq. is an experienced Medicare whistleblower attorney who works with health care employees in New Mexico and all over the country.