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Whistleblowers Fight MAS Fraud, Stop Government from Overpaying

As an attorney who represents whistleblowers, I have been posting about cases where whistleblowers have helped the Government recover hundreds of millions of dollars lost to MAS fraud. The government negotiates Multiple Award Schedule (“MAS”) contracts...

When Rounding Up Costs You Money: More SNF Fraud

Have you heard the one about the farmer that had 154 sheep standing out in a field? He wanted more, so he rounded them up and then he had 200. A cute joke unless the farmer then sells you the sheep and charges you for 200! Unfortunately, some skilled nursing...

How Skilled Nursing Facilities Cheat Medicare: Excessive Therapy

Medicare pays for therapy because it can foster healing and rehabilitation for sick patients. But can there be too much of a good thing? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Medicare pays skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) based on the amount of medical services they...

Whistleblowers Helping Stop SNFs That Provide Unnecessary Services

The Government says skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are overbilling Medicare and Medicaid by $1.5 billion. To stop it, the government counts on whistleblowers who file suit under the False Claims Act, which the Justice Department calls “one of the most...