It is not uncommon for rouge medical practice groups to order Medicare patients to undergo extremely expensive and unnecessary radiology or imaging testing simply because it is a lucrative way to overbill Medicare
(PRWEB) December 11, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Over the years, we have seen firsthand how rampant Medicare fraud is widespread among some radiology and imaging centers. It is not uncommon for rouge medical practice groups to order Medicare patients to undergo extremely expensive and unnecessary radiology or imaging testing simply because it is a lucrative way to over-bill Medicare.”
For example, a number of Florida doctors, hospitals, and clinics recently agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations they fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. According to the suit*, the defendants in the case allegedly routinely billed for expensive radiation oncology services without a supervising physician present, which is required by Medicare. In many of these cases, the physicians allegedly claimed they were present, when the investigation alleged they were actually on vacation or working at a different clinic. The group is also accused of allegedly double billing for services and billing for services that were not required or medically necessary. All this was allegedly done in order to increase reimbursement rates from the government. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In this case, the whistleblower will receive $609,796 for providing incriminating documents.
“Because Medicare fraud is difficult to catch, it’s very common,” says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “If you are a medical doctor, member of accounting staff, or any insider with proof of multimillion-dollar fraud involving an imaging center or medical practice group of radiologists, please call us at 866-714-6466 for more information. As part of our amazing service we will help you package your information, then get you to the nation's top whistleblower attorneys."
For more information, please call the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466. All information is kept confidential.
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.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state and every industry providing government services.
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 Justice Department press release from September 2013: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/September/13-civ-1027.html
*Case Number: United States ex rel. Koch v. Gulf Region Radiation Oncology Centers Inc., et al., No. 3:12-cv-00504 (N.D. Fla.).