(PRWEB) December 17, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says,“There is little oversight for billing practices for procedures and treatments involving Medicare at many hospitals, or healthcare facilities in our opinion. Skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes can be cash cows for people who want to take advantage of the system. Because of this, opportunities for whistleblowers to come forward and be rewarded are very real, and we'd like to talk to anyone with well documented proof to call us anytime at 866-714-6466.”
Penalties for Medicare fraud—as well as the rewards for whistleblowers—can be astronomical. Recently, The Ensign Group, which operates skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States, agreed to pay $48 million to settle allegations that it submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare for services that were not medically necessary. According to the suit, from 1999 to 2011, allegedly six different skilled nursing facilities routinely submitted false claims to the government for services that included physical and speech therapy, even though they were not medically necessary for the patients. This was allegedly done to increase their Medicare reimbursement.
The two whistleblowers in this case will both receive a portion of the $48 million settlement.
“Taking advantage of senior citizens and their conditions in order to bilk the government out of taxpayer dollars is not something that should be tolerated by anyone,” says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “We are asking all insiders who have documented proof of ongoing Medicare fraud to contact us at 866-714-6466. We keep all calls confidential, and we will explain the whistleblower reward program and process to you, then help you get your case to the best 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 November 2013 Justice Department press release on this topic: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/12-civ-1235.html
Case Number: U.S. ex rel Patterson v. Ensign Group, Inc., No. 06-6956, U.S. Dist. Court for C.D. Cal.