Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Welcome! My name is Maverick. Please give me a few minutes to analyze and/or research your inquiry and I will be back.
According to the law below, it appears that anyone who presented the fraudulent claim may be held accountable.
31 U.S.C. §3729(a), the Civil False Claims Act, provides that anyone who presents to a government employee a false or fraudulent claim is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $5,000.00 and not more than $10,000.00 plus three times the amount of damages that the government sustains because of the action. This liability is per occurrence.
If you still want to go forward with a live phone call, please let me know. I am online at the moment. You will need to initiate the phone call from your end and input your phone number as the calls are routed through JA's computer system.
Please disregard the above post as it was for another customer.
In response to your question, what I am saying is that the statute by which the government prosecutes medicaid fraud is false claims act and under it anyone who presents the false or fraudulent claim is accountable and anyone who direct that such claim be submitted is accountable under the theory of vicarious liability.
Yes, that is what I am saying that. For example, the non-physician staff that presented the fraudulent claim can be held accountable as well. The law provides employees protection under the Whistle Blower Act so that they cannot lose their jobs for reporting such violations instead of participating.