Are you Healthcare Professional that knows about Medicare fraud in Florida?

Report institutional Medicare fraud in Florida. 

Help stop the waste and abuse of Medicare in Florida. Whistleblowers are typically health care professionals who are aware of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, Nursing Homes, Hospice, long term care and other health care facilities that routinely overcharge or seek reimbursement from government programs for medical services not rendered, drugs not used, beds not slept in and ambulance rides not taken. If you are a healthcare professional and know about a person or a company that is cheating the Medicare or Medicaid program (or any other government run healthcare program), you may be able to collect a large financial reward for reporting it here. 

Some examples of Medicare fraud in Florida include:
  • Hospice care centers overbilling for patients stays and care.
  • Rehabilitation centers systematically inflating rehab bills.
  • Durable medical equipment fraud: kickbacks schemes in medical sales of items such as bedding and wheelchairs.
  • Nursing home overbilling of staff time and patient care.
  • Assisted living center fraud.
  • Medical coding: alteration of medical codes for different procedures and diagnosis.
  • Ambulance service fraud: billing for rides not authorized by Medicare.
Other instances of Medicare fraud in Florida commonly involve:
  • Illegal payments made by medical equipment providers to induce health care providers to use certain drugs or products.
  • Pharmacies partially filling drug prescriptions, but billing for full prescription price.
  • Prescribing medications that are not needed.
  • Providing and billing Medicare for treatments that are not a medical necessity or billing for services never performed.
  • Systematically raising the price of services to Medicare or Medicaid patients while charging non-Medicare patients a lower price for the same same services.
  • Coding fraud: Falsely diagnosing a more severe condition in a patient sometimes called  "upcoding" a diagnosis to increase medicare reimbursement.
According to US government statistics, Medicare fraud cost the US taxpayers almost $50 BILLION dollars in 2010 alone. Florida, with a large percentage of its population on Medicare and Medicaid, has more Medicare fraud than any other state in the nation. Some statistics that illustrate the Medicare fraud problem in Florida include:
  • Fraudulent Medicare bills of $400 million were attributed to criminals in two Florida counties in 2008.
  • Seventy-two per cent of all Medicare claims nationwide for HIV/AIDS infusion injections were billed in Miami-Dade County in 2005.
  • Miami-Dade County, in 2008, billed Medicare six times more for home health services than Los Angeles County, with a Medicare population three times larger.

Reporting acts of Florida Medicare fraud may entitle you to receive financial compensation, potentially worth millions of dollars.

Are you a healthcare professional in Florida and have information about Medicare fraud? Recent changes to US whistleblower laws allow individuals to collect a significant financial reward (often millions of dollars) for reporting fraud against the government in the healthcare industry. US laws now allow individuals reporting Medicare fraud and Medicaid Fraud to receive full protection from retaliation and collect up to 30% of the fines that the government collects. 

Report Medicaid and Medicare fraud here.

Are you a Florida healthcare professional that knows about Medicare Fraud? Help stop government waste and abuse, and get rewarded for your efforts. Our attorneys have significant experience representing healthcare industry whisteblowers.   Complete the secure form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation with a lawyer. During these days of service cuts and budget deficits, it is more important than ever to help stamp out the fraud that plagues government healthcare programs. Submit your report to the Florida Medicare Fraud Reporting Center today.