(PRWEB) October 14, 2013
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "Medicare fraud within the home healthcare industry is rampant. Home healthcare is a huge business, and we believe fraud and overbilling are at epidemic levels."
One of the most common types of Medicare fraud within the home healthcare industry involves kickbacks for referrals of items or services covered by Medicare, which is in violation of the Anti-Kickback Act and Stark Statute. For example, on September 18th, 2013 the Department of Justice reported that the owner of a home healthcare agency was ordered to pay $15 million for her alleged role in a $5 million Medicare fraud scheme. According to the Department of Justice, the owner of a homecare health company allegedly paid kickbacks to physicians for referring patients to her homecare medical company, regardless if the patient was eligible for home health services or not. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The case was brought to light by this companies receptionist, who will receive a portion of the settlement for her information.
“There is almost no way to prove a home healthcare agency is defrauding Medicare without the help of an insider,” says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “Because the reward potential can be so significant, we are urging home healthcare insiders with proof of fraud exceeding $1 million to call us anytime at 866-614-6466.”
Potential whistleblowers who call the Corporate Whistleblower Center will be informed about the requirements of reward programs. If proof of wrongdoing is sufficient, the group will help the whistleblower prepare their information, then put them in contact with the nation's leading whistleblower attorneys.
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
The Corporate Whistleblower Center emphasizes that there are high quality cases and opportunities available to whistleblowers in every state. 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, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the United States Department of Justice press release dated September 18th 2013: http://www.justice.gov/usao/cac/Pressroom/2013/116.html
Case Number: lawsuit United States ex rel. Kim v. GreatCare Home Health Agency.