(PRWEB) November 25, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Medicare fraud is a substantial problem in the United States that affects every taxpayer, and we think this problem creates a great opportunity for whistleblowers, and rewards. We believe it is vital that our elected leaders do everything possible to encourage whistleblowers in the healthcare industry to step forward. Not only will this help all US taxpayers, but it can also provide huge whistleblower rewards for those who have well-documented information related to Medicare fraud.” http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Estimates have put Medicare fraud at over sixty billion dollars a year. It affects nearly every health-related industry, from hospitals to nursing homes to diagnostic labs. In one recent example, according to a September 2013 release from the Department of Justice, California company Diagnostic Laboratories recently agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks for referrals of services that were billed to Medicare. According to the lawsuit, allegedly Diagnostic Laboratories charged Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) in California discounted rates paid by Medicare in exchange for referrals to Diagnostic Laboratories. This allegedly resulted in Diagnostic Laboratories obtaining numerous lucrative referrals it could bill to Medicare. Alleged kickbacks such as these are illegal both federally and in California.
The whistleblowers in this instance will receive $3,755,500 as a reward for their information.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Opportunities like this for whistleblowers to step forward and do the right thing exist in every state and virtually every type of healthcare company or organization. Any insider with well-documented proof of any type of multi million dollar Medicare fraud is encouraged to contact us at 866-714-6466. We will explain whistleblower laws and refer you to the best attorneys in the country.” All calls are kept confidential. 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 September 2013 United States Department of Justice Press release: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/September/13-civ-1068.html
Case Number: United States and State of California ex rel. Pasqua et al. v. Kan-Di-Ki LLC f/k/a Kan-Di-Ki Inc. d/b/a Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology,