Do You Need a Lawyer to Help You Report Coronavirus Testing Fraud?
Have you uncovered COVID-19 testing fraud or other pandemic profiteering?
- Are you aware of medically unnecessary tests — for non-COVID respiratory pathogens or lung function, for instance — that are being billed to insurers?
- Do you know of kickbacks being paid for COVID-19 prescriptions or for steering patients to certain testing labs?
- Is your job in danger because you've raised these concerns?
If you're a coronavirus whistleblower, the law is on your side.
Congress has passed laws that forbid retaliation against whistleblowers who blow the whistle on COVID-19 testing fraud — and that offer monetary rewards for turning in wrongdoers. Under the False Claims Act, for instance, the government may reward a coronavirus whistleblower with up to 30% of the recovered funds. Similar local laws exist in many states.
Many hospitals, doctors’ offices, and medical marketers are breaking Medicare rules during the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering unneeded respiratory pathogen panels or comprehensive pulmonary function tests — or by relying on kickbacks to boost the use of certain medications or tests. Besides being risky for patients and staff, unnecessary COVID-19 prescriptions and tests are a fraud on taxpayers. If you’ve witnessed this type of wrongdoing but are scared to speak up, there are laws that may protect you.