Episode 3: Types of Fraud

Though healthcare fraud is the most prevalent type of False Claims Act violation, government programs and contracts impact almost every aspect of American life, in one way or another.

The False Claims Act also commonly applies to the defense contracting industry, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each have their own whistleblower programs with reward incentives.

The Davis-Bacon Act, which applies to fraud committed on federal and state construction projects, is another piece of legislation of which taxpayers should be aware.

Episode topics

00:27 Purpose of the False Claims Act and definition of fraud against the government

02:30 Types of healthcare fraud, including pharmaceutical, hospice, and home healthcare fraud

08:40 Defense contractor fraud, tariff and duty fraud, and Davis-Bacon Act fraud

10:40 IRS Whistleblower Program

14:58 SEC Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

Learn more about healthcare fraud here.