(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:
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.).