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Parker Waichman LLC Applauds Seniors for their Role in Helping to Recover $14.9 billion in Medicare Fraud over the Past Four Years

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals against fraud, commends seniors for the role they played in helping the government to recover about $14.9 billion in Medicare fraud over the past four years, as reported on June 6, 2013, by USA Today. The firm also supports a proposed rule that would allow these whistleblowers to earn up to $9.9 million in reward money, according to the USA Today report.

"The 50 million Medicare beneficiaries is one of the greatest weapons that can be used to battle fraud on this front,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “We strongly support the effort to increase the incentive for potential Medicare whistleblowers to $9.9 million. Due to these efforts, I expect the government to recover an incalculable amount from those individuals and companies dedicated to stealing from Medicare.”

Last year, seniors placed between 40,000 and 50,000 phone calls to the Medicare fraud hotline, which were key to the investigations that followed, according to the USA Today report. Seniors utilized Medicare's fraud hotline to report billings by doctors whom they had never seen. And, by analyzing such data, federal health officials soon were able to focus on potential cases of fraud, including one provider that alone was the subject of up to 300 fraud hotline tips.

In addition to the hotline, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is touting the redesigned quarterly Medicare statements, which are meant to help seniors better and more easily notice fraudulent billings,The Hill wrote on June 6, 2013. Beneficiaries will start to receive these statements soon.

“The new Medicare Summary Notice gives seniors and people with disabilities accurate information on the services they receive in a simpler, clearer way,” said Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in a June 6, 2013, report by eNews Park Forrest. “It’s an important tool for staying informed on benefits, and for spotting potential Medicare fraud by making the claims history easier to review.”

These aforementioned tools and others are part of the Affordable Care Act, which has enabled the CMS to expand its efforts to prevent and fight fraud, waste and abuse, according to the eNews Park Forrest report, which noted that, since passage of the Affordable Care Act, the CMS has revoked the ability of some 14,663 providers and suppliers to bill Medicare since March 2011.

Parker Waichman LLP offers free legal consultations to those who may be aware of Medicare fraud. Please contact their office by visiting Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
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(800) 529-4636

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