Over the years governments all over the world have been experiencing increasing and fast-growing budgets in medical field. Surprisingly, the effort to uncover and stamp out the increasing fraud in the medical field and being facing great challenge. Fortunate for the cheats, the laxity in the medical field oversight, has made it very easy for them to push their activities in the various medical programs. Fortunately, the presence of whistleblowers in the industry has seen to it that those who practice it are brought to the authorities in the effort of cubing the theft. The federal government works round the clock in the effort to ensure that the businesses and the individuals who defraud the government and the taxpayers of their money are punished.
The best thing about whistleblowing is that those who provide the information to the government do so without having to give proof of their claim. The government launches investigations to prove the claim that has been provided by the whistleblower without saying who brought forward the information. That makes it possible for perpetrators and the whistleblowers to mix freely in their daily lives without knowing that they are mixing with those who are forwarding the information to the authorities. The government then follows the claim to make sure that they get to the truth of the matter.
In the, in the end, the government recovers huge sums of money which could otherwise be filtered in the hands of the fraudsters through wrong payments. There are many opportunities where those who want to use wrong records can bill the government for services purported to have been rendered to patients through various programs. If it was not for the whistleblowers, the government would continue losing money through the hands of those who want to obtain funds through unlawful means. Most of the fraudulent activities are never noticed leave alone being reported to the authorities. Therefore the whistleblowers play a very vital role in making sure that the wrongdoers are brought to book. Without the whistleblowers, the government may take forever before discovering that they are paying wrong claims and losing taxpayer’s money to the thieves.
Because the whistleblowers are so critical in assisting the government in recovering the wrongly paid funds through fraudulent claims, the government makes sure they share with them part of the improved funds. There is a legal team that works day and night to ensure that the whistleblowers are under protection against anyone who would wish to attack them. Thereis a team of lawyers that come together to make sure they protect the lives and the rights of those who offer the information. That way governments will get a relive from the many healthcare frauds committed every year through the wrong claims. With the help of the whistleblowers, the government will stop losing money and begin using it in the right programs.