In the instances of radiology, imaging, or cardiology there can be huge Medicare bills, and the rewards can be very significant. Beyond the reward potential, there is also a very serious issue about the well being of patients, and their health
(PRWEB) September 17, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "On August 13th 2013 the Justice Department alleged from July 1, 2001, through April 23, 2008, a New York based imaging company submitted claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE for MRI scans performed with a contrast dye without the direct supervision of a qualified physician. Since a potential adverse side effect of contrast dye is anaphylactic shock, federal regulations require that a physician supervise the administration of contrast dye when it is used for an MRI. Also, allegedly, from July 1, 2005, to April 23, 2008, this medical group submitted claims for services referred to the imaging company by physicians with whom the medical imaging company had improper financial relationships. In exchange for these referrals, the government alleges the company entered into sham on-call arrangements, provided pre-authorization services without charge and provided various gifts to certain referring physicians, in violation of the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is one of the best branded sources in the US on kickbacks in the healthcare profession, and they are urging medical doctors to call them at 866-714-6466 if they are in a hospital environment, or medical practice group where kickbacks are occurring. In the instances of radiology, imaging, or cardiology there can be huge Medicare bills, and the rewards for fraud, or over billing can be very significant. Beyond the reward potential, there is also a very serious issue about the well being of patients, and their health." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The whistleblower in the Justice Department imaging case was a local radiologist and will receive $565,500, as his reward.
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 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 attached the August 13th 2013 United States Department of Justice press release related to this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-civ-958.html.
The case number is United States of America ex rel. Lynch v. Imagimed LLC, et al. (N.D. N.Y.) #13-958.