There are hundreds of ways to cheat the federal government. Every dollar wasted to fraud is a dollar that won't go to legitimate purposes. So Medicare and Medicaid fraud steals twice — first from the taxpayers and secondly from people who need care.
These are some of the most common forms of cheating by health care providers:
- Taking kickbacks for referrals
- Billing for services not performed
- Double billing
- Unbundling a group of services in order to bill more for them
- Unnecessary medical treatment or services
- Padding claims
Pigott & Johnson has handled scores of such suits on behalf of the United States and private whistleblowers.
Nationwide Medicare Fraud Attorneys Serving You
Brad Pigott served as a Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney, and Cliff Johnson served as an Assistant United States Attorney responsible for health care fraud enforcement.
Thanks to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, there are more reports of fraud in health care than any other sector. This is a sad commentary on ethics at drug companies, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care businesses.
On the other hand, the number of successful qui tam lawsuits means that honest people are speaking up about what they know is wrong. Every day, more corruption is uprooted, and cheaters are learning they may not get away with it.
Pigott & Johnson Knows How the System Works
Having prosecuted False Claims Act cases on behalf of both the Department of Justice and individuals, the lawyers at Pigott & Johnson know how the system works. The system also knows and respects us.
Many of our clients are in the southern states from Virginia to Texas. But we are a nationwide firm, and we have filed cases in every part of the U.S. Our assets going into each suit are our long experience working with the U.S. Department of Justice, our commitment to seeing clients through the process, and a dislike for companies that steal from U.S. taxpayers.
We invite you to visit our information pages on where fraud occurs and what you can do to stop it:
- Medical equipment, ambulance and diagnostic imaging
- Hospitals and outpatient therapy
- Nursing homes, hospices and home healthcare
- Prescription drugs
- Other providers
If you have information of fraud against a U.S. government agency, speak to the nationwide qui tam lawyers at Pigott & Johnson at toll free 877-423-4901 — or send them a confidential e-mail, using this form.