What day is National Report Medicare Fraud Day celebrated? September 12
What is National Report Medicare Fraud Day? National Report Medicare Fraud Day not only brings awareness to the amount of Medicare fraud but provides the public with detailed steps for reporting it. Medicare fraud affects us all. Ten percent of all Medicare funds are lost due to fraud. Because the government spends $650 billion a year on Medicare, $65 billion a year is lost to Medicare fraud. It’s no wonder why we have a national health care crisis! It’s time the public stands up and puts an end to Medicare Fraud. In short,
Who created this day? National Report Medicare Fraud Day started in 2017. It was formed by The Hesch Firm, LLC after founding attorney, Joel D. Hesch, spent over 15 years working in Department of Justice whistleblower reward office where he obtained over $1.5 billion in recoveries back for the government from those cheating Medicare and paid out hundreds of millions in rewards to whistleblowers. Mr. Hesch formed his own law firm and now exclusively represents whistleblowers nationwide in filing for rewards for reporting fraud against the government, including Medicare fraud or fraud against the military. To help whistleblowers properly report Medicare fraud, he authored a free e-book and created a website to ensure that the public knows how to properly report Medicare fraud and follow the steps necessary to be eligible for a reward. Visit the website: www.ReportMedicareFraudDay.com.
How to celebrate: Celebrate National Report Medicare Fraud Day by visiting Mr. Hesch’s website by downloading his free e-book so that you understand the various Medicare fraud schemes and the Department of Justice whistleblower reward program. The website and book explains the benefits and risks of reporting fraud and the various ways you can report Medicare fraud. If you have the right type of information, you can and should report Medicare fraud.
How to report Medicare Fraud and received a monetary reward: There are two very different ways of reporting Medicare fraud, with two very different results. One is to blow the whistle under the Department of Justice (DOJ) reward program, which pays whistleblower rewards of between 15% to 25% of the amount DOJ recovers. The average DOJ reward for reporting Medicare fraud is $690,000 and some rewards have been as high as $150 million! In addition, if you Medicare report fraud under the DOJ program, the government must open an investigation and inform you of the results. Thus, applying for a reward is the only way to ensure an investigation takes place (rather than just calling a hotline). Today, over three-fourths of the government’s Medicare fraud cases are DOJ whistleblower reward cases. Thus, the government is counting on whistleblowers to bring Medicare fraud cases to DOJ and receive a reward in the process.
The other way to report Medicare fraud is to report fraud directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the Medicare program. The downside by reporting the fraud to CMS is that the reward is limited to $1,000 rather than the DOJ program that pays up to 25% with no limit or cap. You can report fraud directly to CMS through its website or by calling its hotline.
Here is a link to the CMS website.
Here the CMS hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
It’s time to put an end to fraudulent Medicare claims! For more details, simply visit the National Report Medicare Fraud Day website. The free e-book provides step-by-step instructions for reporting Medicare fraud. It is your one resource for all you need to know about reporting Medicare fraud.