The Department of Justice needs whistleblowers to report fraud involving any federal or state government programs or contracts, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as government spend on non-health care dollars.
Guidance is available for how to blow the whistle on your employer. 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 wrong-doing. Bottom line: don’t wait and 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.
The authors of this blog are former prosecutors who now represent whistleblowers / Renée Brooker (former Assistant Director for Civil Frauds) firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 288-1295 / Eva Gunasekera (former Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud) email@example.com.