Medicare and Medicaid drug screening and testing fraud

The authors represent whistleblowers / Renée Brooker (former Assistant Director for Civil Frauds/Justice Department) reneebrooker@finchmccranie.com (202) 288-1295 / Eva Gunasekera (former Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud/Justice Department) eva@finchmccranie.com

DOJ settled a case involving drug screening and testing fraud of Medicare patients involving a psychiatrist and mental health clinic, according to a DOJ press release issued on March 15, 2019.  DOJ needs whistleblowers to step forward.

Guidance is available for how to blow the whistle on your employer or a competitor.  Reaching out to a former prosecutor who represents whistleblowers is a helpful first step.  An attorney can guide you through the process, assist you with documenting your concerns, answer your questions and instruct you on the nature and strength of evidence you do have.  A good whistleblower attorney will provide you a free consultation.  You should seek out an accomplished attorney as soon as you have concerns, and while you are still employed by the company where you believe there is wrongdoing.  Bottom line:  don’t do it alone.  Get an expert opinion from a prosecutor who’s tried False Claims Act cases and has significant experience under their belt.