Even when covered by health plans and insurance, nursing home care can sometimes be costly. Medical bills are often paid without thinking twice, but sadly, there are times when patients and their families are billed incorrectly, causing them to pay an amount that they should not be paying. While this can sometimes be the result of a mistake, there are times when this intentional fraud on the part of the billing department who issues out the bills.
False Claims Act (“FCA”) qui tam lawsuits related Medicare and Medicaid billing vary, depending on the amount of care necessary and given to the patient. Medical billing fraud exists on several levels, and this is also a form of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that you or a loved one is being improperly charged or that there is some type of fraud going on with the billing, our nursing home lawyers will investigate the situation and take legal action on your behalf.
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It is vital to keep in mind that these types of cases are subject to a Statute of Limitations.
The area of limitations periods is complicated and also varies by your area. There are also first to file regulations, public disclosure bars, original source complications, and varying restrictions in pursuing retaliation claims. If you wish to pursue this type of case, you should immediately seek the expertise of a lawyer in your area.