Does the federal False Claims Act provide sufficient protection to whistleblowers who risk their careers to call out fraud and other misconduct? The case of one health care worker who filed a qui tam lawsuit against her employer, RehabCare Group Inc. raises that very question. According to McKnight’s, a whistleblower brought a False Claims Act lawsuit against RehabCare and its parent company Kindred Healthcare, alleging RehabCare submitted claims to Medicare for therapy services that were inadequate, not medically necessary, and in some cases not even provided. When a whistleblower files a False Claims Act lawsuit on behalf of the federal ... Read More
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