A nursing facility has reportedly been ordered to pay up to $360,000 in fines following an investigation into allegations of fraudulent behavior. When whistleblower claims shine a light on unlawful activity, the subsequent investigation could prove integral to preventing such behavior from continuing and from affecting others. Not only do individuals in Georgia who file whistleblower claims play a vital role in seeking justice, but they could also be eligible for financial awards for their part in the matter.
According to reports, the investigation began after authorities received reports about the presence of fraudulent activity at a nursing facility over a period of up to eight years. The facility was accused of providing patients with unnecessary care and for referring them to outside parties for additional care without need. The company was also accused of pressuring these parties into carrying out extra services to include on Medicare billing statements.
According to officials, the nursing facility has since agreed to pay substantial financial fines in relation to the investigation. Reports indicate that the investigation stemmed from reports filed by a whistleblower who was a former employee of a company involved in the investigation. Reports also suggest that this individual may be eligible to receive a financial reward for his or her efforts in bringing such fraudulent activity to light.
Filing a whistleblower claim
Those who encounter unlawful activity under similar scenarios may have the option of seeking justice through a whistleblower claim but taking similar measures can seem a daunting task. Fortunately, one does not have to go through this process alone and there are attorneys who can address all a person’s questions and concerns and provide insight on his or her available options. An attorney can assist a client in Georgia in preparing to file a whistleblower claim and in seeking any financial rewards to which he or she might be eligible to receive.