(PRWEB) October 24, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Rewards for Medicare fraud whistleblowers can be astronomical. In some cases, the rewards are over $1 million. Unfortunately, Medicare fraud in hospice centers is rampant. However, it does present the opportunity for insiders to come forward and help stop the illegal activity and collect rewards for their efforts in return. Just call us at 866-714-6466, and we will explain how it works.”
Hospice centers who engage in submitting false claims can be subject to legal action and massive fines. For example, according to the Department of Justice, Hospice of Arizona, LC, and American Hospice Management, LLC, recently agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims they allegedly violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent Medicare claims for ineligible hospice services. According to their press release, Hospice of Arizona allegedly admitted patients who were not eligible for hospice care in order to receive higher reimbursement rates. They also allegedly discouraged staff from discharging patients who were no longer eligible for hospice care in order to continue submitting claims.
In this instance, the whistleblower received a $1.8 million reward.
Because of the large number of cases involving hospice centers, the Corporate Whistleblower Center has increased their focus on organizations providing hospice services. "If you work for a hospice center or any type of healthcare organization and have proof of multimillion dollar Medicare fraud, please call us at 866-714-6466. “Your information will be kept confidential. If your proof is substantial and well-documented we will help you package your information and refer you to the best whistleblower attorneys in the nation." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
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 via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the Justice Department's May 21st 2013 press release regarding this mater. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/March/13-civ-326.html
Case number: The case is United States ex rel. Momeyer v. Hospice of Arizona, L.C., et al., No. 1:10-cv-280 (D. Md.).