Some on the worst cases of Medicare fraud we have ever seen involve cardiologists, and unnecessary cardiac procedures that not only cost the taxpayers, in some instances they also cost the patient their life
(PRWEB) September 16, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "on July 10th 2013 the Justice Department announced a multi million dollar settlement involving a cardiology group in Michigan, and allegedly unnecessary heart procedures. The government alleged doctors ordered heart catheterizations for patients based on findings from nuclear stress tests that were improperly read as positive. The government found that three-quarters of these patients had no significant heart blockages. These catheterizations involve snaking a hollow tube into the heart through an incision in the patient’s groin."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are extremely interested in speaking to medical doctors, or hospital managers who have insider information of substantial Medicare fraud through over billing, or fraudulent billing involving cath labs, or cardiology medical practice groups. The only catch is they must have specific proof of unnecessary cardiac procedures. Another angle we are very interested in is where a cardiology medical practice group has a monopoly in a specific area. Based on what we have seen first hand, if you get a rouge cardiology group in a specific area, it could cost Medicare millions in over billing, and people can die from unnecessary surgical procedures. We believe that stepping forward and doing the right thing by reporting a rouge cardiology group could not only save Medicare millions, as well as create a great reward environment for the whistleblower, as or more importantly it will save lives.” http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower 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 huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent."
- 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 wrong doing. 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. We urge you to come to us and tell us what type of information you have. If we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms that can assist you in advancing your information."
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a private contractor is fleecing the federal government out of millions of dollars is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. Potential whistleblowers can also contact the group via their website http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes the Corporate Whistleblower Center has provided the July 10th 2013 Justice Department press release: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mie/news/2013/2013_7_10_jpatel_HCF.html
Case Number: Kovach v Jackson Cardiology Associates P.C., case number 2:08-cv- 12339, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan