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If you have proof of medicare or medicaid fraud and you do file a report of this fraud and such fraud is indeed discovered, then as the party who made the report you are entitled to a "reward" in the form of compensation up to the amount of money they found was being defrauded. This is called a "qui tam" action and it does require an attorney to represent you (one of the few suits where it is mandatory to have an attorney).
The first thing you have to do is file your complaint with the state medicare office or attorney general
's office and get an investigation started. Only if the investigation is substantiated and fraud is found are you then able to seek to recover under the qui tam action.
As far as recovering from the company, absent any written contract
to the contrary, you were an at will employee
and in order to have grounds to sue the employer for wrongful termination you must prove you reported the medicare fraud to them before they terminated you and that you were terminated based on your reporting of such fraud (or at least circumstantial evidence
that the termination was based on that reporting of fraud) as then it would be considered a retaliatory discharge and that is a claim you would first file with the EEOC and they have to issue a right to sue letter.
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