Medicare fraud and kickbacks are not just limited to medical imaging center. Over the years, we have seen multiple cases of fraudulent billing and kickbacks involving medical device and pharmaceutical companies as well as skilled nursing and rehab centers
(PRWEB) October 07, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Medicare fraud and kickbacks are not just limited to medical imaging center. Over the years, we have seen multiple cases of fraudulent billing and kickbacks involving medical device and pharmaceutical companies as well as skilled nursing and rehab centers.”
Kickbacks involving federal funds are prohibited by the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, which prohibits hospitals from paying or receiving money or goods in exchange for referral of patients paid by federal funds. An example of this can be seen in a recent lawsuit involving the United States and IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic in Mobile, Alabama. According to the Justice Department, allegedly IMC fraudulently billed Medicare for services referred by Diagnostic Physicians Group physicians and compensated the physicians using Medicare funds. This allegedly is in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, rewards for whistleblowers who have proof of substantial fraud can be substantial. “We’ve seen whistleblowers receive million dollar rewards for their information. We encourage whistleblowers to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they have well-documented proof of million dollar Medicare fraud or kickbacks, so we can carefully explain federal whistleblower reward programs.” http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- Do not enter information over the Internet. The Internet is loaded with phony web sites asking whistleblowers to send in their information to an unknown law firm. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “If you want to know who the best whistleblower law firms are, we will tell you once we know what type of information you possess, your level of proof, and what industry you represent.”
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. They can also contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer the FBI press release dated July 9th 2013: http://www.fbi.gov/mobile/press-releases/2013/u.s.-joins-false-claims-act-lawsuit-alleging-illegal-physician-compensation-by-mobile-health-firm
Case number: The case is captioned U.S. ex rel. Heesch v. Diagnostic Physicians Group, P.C. et al., Civil Action No. 11-0364-KD-B (S.D. Ala.). The claims in the complaint are allegations only; there has been no determination of liability.