What does it really take to blow the whistle on your employer’s fraud? Learn about your right to report fraud, and how healthcare whistleblowers can navigate HIPAA Privacy Rules when collecting evidence.
Thanks to whistleblowers, last year the government recovered $3.5 billion dollars under the False Claims Act.
However, being a whistleblower is not easy. Having evidence to prove fraud is essential, and as a whistleblower, you have a right to collect it.
Healthcare workers with information about fraud are often afraid of violating HIPAA privacy rules. But did you know? HIPAA has exceptions for whistleblowers. You can gather evidence of fraud like invoices and records to help your case. Handing this information over to your attorney is not in violation of the rules.
Your legal team will protect your confidentiality and rights when building a compelling, effective qui tam case. Once an official complaint is filed, the government is then notified and given time to investigate the allegations.
Whistleblower cases can take a few years to unfold, but can help bring justice to the government and taxpayers, and whistleblowers get rewarded for standing up against fraud.