You should be afraid of CMS whistleblowers. But you have to be aware of the False Claims Act Whistleblower.
The Agency has made filing a False Claim Act (FCA) complaint against your practice as easy as clicking a button. To make matters worse, your employees are incentivized to file a complaint. They get paid 15% to 30% of any money CMS collects based on their complaint.
This happens WAY MORE than you think. Last year, 98% of False Claim Act cases were generated by whistleblowers. It just takes one angry, unheard employee to get an FCA investigation underway.
Then, if you’re found guilty of a violation, you can be required to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, $5,000 to $10,000 for EACH false claim and you can even be excluded from billing Medicare in the future.
It is vital that you have a process in place to respond to employee questions and concerns. If not, the chances of someone in your office becoming a whistleblower shoots through the roof.
There are several actions you can take to avoid ending up in a whistleblower-generated nightmare. This is where employment law expert, Kelly Holden, JD, comes in.
During her online training, Kelly will walk you through exactly how you can implement an effective employee complaint process and STOP whistleblowers in their tracks.
Here are just a few of the expert strategies you’ll receive to help you head off whistleblower complaints when you attend this 60-minute online training:
- Identify disgruntled employees and intervene before they make a complaint
- Stop a lack of follow up from leading to an employee generated qui tam lawsuit
- Boost employee internal reporting to reduce FCA investigations
- Develop a complaint procedure plan that makes employees feel heard and valued
- Execute corrective action now to head off massive penalties later
- Prioritize FCA complaints to resolve the largest civil monetary penalty cases first
- Documentation language for employee complaints to get an FCA investigation thrown out
- Execute a complaint follow up process that will get you the best outcome
- Shield your practice from false claims act cases with proven communication tactics
- Uncover whistleblower retaliation, and stop it in its tracks
- Protect your practice with compliance program and policy training
- And so much more!
Who should attend: Practices of every size and specialty will significantly benefit from attending this online training. Expert, Kelly Holden, JD, will help you protect your practice against false claim allegations made by a whistleblower and the substantial recoupments and penalties that can result.
Remember that whistleblowers are not born, they’re created. If you are not taking adequate action to resolve your employee concerns and complaints, it’s only a matter of time before a whistleblower will emerge.
Protect your practice from whistleblower false claim violation allegations. Register for this expert-led training and get the expert strategies you need to better respond to employee concerns, head off whistleblower complaints, and avoid resultant audits and massive financial penalties.
Don’t wait, sign up today. False Claims Act Whistleblower.
Kelly is a licensed lawyer in three states, heads the DBL Law’s employment law division, which represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law. She has been advising HR managers and healthcare companies for over 26 years in all aspects of employment law.
Kelly’s employment law practice Includes advising clients on compliance with various employment laws and providing in-house training on such issues. She is a former SHRM member and president of a local chapter as well as several nonprofit boards. More recently, Kelly has been using her acquired expertise in advising companies on complying with COVID-19 employment issues.
Kelly has experience working with the EEOC, DOL, DOJ and litigating cases in federal and state courts. She also advises companies on I·9 compliance and performs I-9 audits. conducts harassment investigations, drafts employee handbooks and employment policies and, does training on all aspects of employment law. Kelly was featured on WI/XU Cincinnati, as a subject matter expert, lo speak on 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the impact it has.