the Corporate Whistleblower Center is once again encouraging doctors, employees or insiders at imaging or diagnostic centers who have documented proof of Medicare fraud, overbilling, or illegal kickbacks to contact them at 866-714-6466
(PRWEB) December 02, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Diagnostic, or imaging centers can be huge generators of income because a single procedure can cost thousands of dollars. About a month ago we sent out a press release about a New York based imaging and diagnostic center settlement that paid a massive whistleblower reward. Since that time, we have been overwhelmed with calls from medical doctors or imaging center staff members who have seen the same issues we discussed in the press release. This problem appears to be very widespread, and potential whistleblowers can call us anytime at 866-714-6466, for more information about whistleblower rewards.”
The press release refers to a settlement between Imagimed LLC and the Department of Justice, in which Imagimed LLC, a diagnostic imaging firm, agreed to pay $3.57 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act. According to the lawsuit, allegedly Imagimed, its owners, and its chief radiologist submitted claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for MSI scans using contrast dye that were submitted without supervision from a physician. Because of the dangers of using this type of dye, a physician must be present to supervise when it is used for MRIs. Additionally, the company also allegedly violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law by providing gifts and waiving charges to physicians in exchange for referrals. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Physicians or staff members at any type of diagnostic or imaging center who have well-documented proof of multi-million dollar Medicare fraud are encouraged to call the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 for more information about whistleblower programs. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a 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 Whistleblower 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.”
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: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-civ-958.html
Case Number: United States of America ex rel. Lynch v. Imagimed LLC, et al. (N.D. N.Y.).