Whistleblowers Strike at the Root of Healthcare Fraud

The great American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau noted, “For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” This quote rings particularly true when it comes to those who stand up against Medicare fraud.

Every single day in America, employees of health care providers witness unspeakable fraud schemes that value profits over patient safety. Fears about job security muzzle most employees from speaking up. Some, however, confront these troubling situations through various side channels, such as in-house compliance programs or sidebars with management. Too often, though, these approaches simply do not work, and the knowledge-burden employee slogs ahead, eyes to the ground, hoping that, somehow, the fraud will stop.

For still others, they cannot simply turn a blind eye to healthcare fraud schemes that jeopardize patients’ lives. When others are dissuaded by corporate indifference, these select individuals are emboldened to show up in their lives and to reach outside the corporate walls for assistance. These courageous citizens strike at the root of fraud by filing False Claims Act whistleblower actions.

More information for whistleblowers is located at the Nolan Auerbach & White website.