NATIONAL REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD DAY | SEPTEMBER 12
September 12th represents the National Report Medicare Fraud Day. Medicare fraud affects us all. Ten percent of all Medicare funds are lost due to fraud. The government spends $650 billion a year on Medicare, and $65 billion a year is lost to Medicare fraud. No wonder we have a national health care crisis!
We can report Medicare fraud in two different ways and each one provides very different results. One is to blow the whistle under the Department of Justice (DOJ) reward program, which pays 15% to 25% of the amount DOJ recovers. The average DOJ reward for reporting Medicare fraud is $690,000. Some rewards have been as high as $150 million!
In addition, if you report fraud under the DOJ program, the government must open an investigation and inform you of the results. Today, over three-fourths of the government’s Medicare fraud cases are DOJ whistleblower reward cases. Thus, the government is counting on whistleblowers to bring Medicare fraud cases to DOJ and receive a reward in the process.
The other way to report fraud directly is to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the Medicare program. You can report fraud to CMS through its website or by calling its hotline.
The National Report Medicare Fraud Day not only brings awareness to the amount of Medicare fraud but provides the public with detailed steps for reporting it.
HOW TO OBSERVE REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD DAY
It is time to put an end to fraudulent Medicare claims! Become a part of the solution. Simply visit the website (www.ReportMedicareFraudDay.com). You can also download a free e-book with step-by-step instructions for reporting Medicare fraud. It is your one resource for all you need to know about reporting Medicare fraud.
Share and follow this day using #ReportMedicareFraudDay on social media.
NATIONAL REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD DAY HISTORY
The Hesch Firm, LLC founded National Report Medicare Fraud Day in 2017. The day came to be after founding attorney, Joel D. Hesch, spent over 15 years working in DOJ’s whistleblower reward office. Mr. Hesch now exclusively represents whistleblowers nationwide in filing for rewards for reporting fraud.
To help whistleblowers properly report Medicare fraud, he authored a free e-book and created a website to ensure that the public knows how to properly report Medicare fraud and follow the steps necessary to be eligible for a reward. Visit the website:www.ReportMedicareFraudDay.com
In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on September 12th, annually.
September 12th Celebrated History
Revolutionizing several industries, Fritz Hofman receives the first patents for synthetic rubber. At a time when the automobile industry was taking off, Hofman’s invention became a valuable improvement in transportation.
Around 600 cave paintings are discovered near Montignac, France, by four teenagers.
John F. Kennedy marries Jaqueline Bouvier.
Aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space.
The Something Sweet Bake Shop broke a world record when they baked the largest brownie. The event took place in Daphne, Alabama, and the brownie weighed in at 234 pounds 3 ounces.
September 12th Celebrated History
Richard Jordan Gatling – 1818
Best known for inventing the Gatling Gun, the inventor also developed other innovations including those for improved crop production and harvest.
Alfred A Knopf – 1892
The American publisher is best known for founding Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1915. Not only did the Knopf imprint publish notable authors such as Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, D.H. Lawrence, and Julia Child but throughout their history, 16 Knopf authors were awarded Nobel Prizes in literature.
Walter B. Gibson – 1897
Fans of the magician know him for his Shadow novels. Over the course of his career, he wrote 18 books.
Irene Joliot Curie – 1897
As the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, the chemist was immersed in the world of science at a young age. Before the age of 18, Curie ran a radiology machine from the battlefield alongside her mother. After the war, she great strides in the world of chemistry. In 1934, she along with her husband, Frédéric Joliot, discovered a way to artificially create radioactive atoms. In 1935, their work was rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Lawrence Brooks – 1909
Brooks served in World War II in theUnited States Army with 91st Engineer Battalion. The centenarian is the oldest living World War II veteran and marked his 111th birthday in 2020.
Jessica Mitford – 1917
The author’s first published book was an autobiography of her childhood. Mitford’s investigative savvy led her to write books about funeral practices, the Dr. Spock’s conspiracy trial, and the U.S. prison system. She would also write about her membership in the U.S. Communist Party.
Barry White – 1944
Born Barry Eugene Carter, the noted American singer-songwriter sang in a deep, sultry tenor. Some of his most recognizable songs include “Never Gonna Give You Up,” “You are the First, My Last, My Everything” and “You Sexy Thing.”
Jesse Owens – 1913
Born James Cleveland Owens, the track and field star earned 4 cold medals during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Included in his 1936 accomplishments are two Olympic world records.