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Fraud in nursing home industry leads to whistleblower friendly laws

The nursing home industry is rampant with fraud against Medicaid and Medicare as homes embellish the level of quality care provided to receive federal funds. The False Claims Act (FCA) aims to curb this fraud, specifically by including a provision in the Act allowing someone with evidence of fraud in federal programs or contracts to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the federal government. This provision entitles whistleblowers to 15–30% of monies recovered in the lawsuit.

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