(PRWEB) November 11, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Upcoding schemes, kickbacks, and other types of fraud against government healthcare programs are rampant. Because of their misuse of taxpayer-funded Medicare funds, the United States takes these situations very seriously. Multi-million dollar settlements are the norm, and rewards for whistleblowers are extremely lucrative.”
This can be seen in a recent case involving the United States and Trans1, a medical device manufacturer accused of submitting false claims to Medicare. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Trans1 agreed to pay $6 million to settle False Claims Act allegations. According to the lawsuit, Trans1 knowingly caused physicians to submit Medicare claims with incorrect and more serious diagnoses and procedure codes for use of their AxiaLIF System, an non-invasion alternative to spine fusion. Because of this, health care providers allegedly received greater reimbursement from Medicare than they were entitled. Additionally, Trans1 was also accused of allegedly providing kickbacks through illegal remuneration to physicians for participating in programs and meetings designed to encourage them to use Trans1 products. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In this case, the whistleblower received a $1,020,000 reward for their information.
Insiders with proof of these types of Medicare fraud in excess of $1 million are encouraged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 for more information about reward programs. Provided the proof is adequate, the group will help the whistleblower package their information and refer them to leading whistleblower attorneys in the country. 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 purposes please refer to the United States Department of Justice's July 2013 press release on this matter:http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/July/13-civ-755.html.
Case Number: The civil lawsuit was filed in the District of Maryland and is captioned United States ex rel. Kevin Ryan v. TranS1, Inc.