What is Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud occurs when a hospital, nursing home, doctor's office, hospice care facility, ambulance service, pharmacy, rehabilitation center, or any other type of healthcare provider overbills Medicare.


Who can report Medicare fraud?

Medicare fraud whistleblowers are almost always healthcare professionals. They are commonly employed as hospital administrators, nurses, hospice or nursing home workers, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, or as any other type of healthcare professionals.

Receive a financial reward for your information.

Healthcare professionals may be entitled to a significant financial reward for becoming Medicare whistleblowers. Learn about receiving a financial reward for your information here.


Medicare Fraud News
California durable medical equipment company convicted of Medicare Fraud
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A Los Angeles federal jury convicted owner-operators of a durable medical equipment (DME) company of Medicare fraud. The new was reported in a July 17,2009 US Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

Medicare Strike Force charges 20 with Medicare Fraud
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The Medicare Fraud Strike Force scored another big win when it charged 20 defendants, most from the Los Angeles area, in seven cases, for allegedly taking part in Medicare fraud schemes. The total bill in fraudulent claims: more than $26 million.

Medicare Strike Force charges 53 for Medicare Fraud
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The US Department of Justice, in a June 24, 2009 press release, told of Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations that netted charges against health care executives, 53 doctors and Medicare beneficiaries. The actions of those charged allegedly resulted in false Medicare billings of $50 million in Detroit.

US steps up Medicare fraud enforcement in 2009
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May 2009 marked a stepped-up assault against Medicare fraud and any other type of fraudulent activity aimed at defrauding the US government’s health care system.

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