(sample post) Before you report health care fraud under the False Claims Act whistleblower statute, you need to learn how to report health care fraud in a manner that is effective and that best protects you. Finding a skilled lawyer to develop and support your case, and learning your rights are crucial when reporting fraud – especially health care fraud involving Medicaid.

Your first step as a potential health care fraud whistleblower requires you to research legal representation. You cannot file a case under the False Claims Act without an attorney. Your whistleblower attorney will be your biggest asset in ensuring that you effectively and carefully report health care fraud under the False Claims Act. Many whistleblowers choose to report health care fraud first within their organization. Talking with an experienced False Claims Act attorney before or after reporting will help protect you from retaliation and help protect your potential fraud case and any award you may be entitled to under the False Claims Act.

Knowing how the False Claims Act works to support your health care fraud allegations before you bring them forward is critically important.