(PRWEB) April 02, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “ In our view Medicare claims are largely unregulated. In our opinion this puts Medicare at a huge risk for fraud through practices like overbilling or submitting false claims. We would encourage healthcare professionals to call us anytime at 866-714-6466, if they have proof of substantial Medicare fraud. The rewards really can be significant." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In a recent case, the Justice Department reported that Vantage Oncology, which owns and manages radiation oncology groups throughout the country, agreed to pay $2.08 million to settle claims it allegedly violated the False Claims Act. According to the suit, Vantage allegedly overbilled and double-billed Medicare for various procedures and improperly billed Medicare for radiation treatments.
In this instance, the whistleblower will receive $354,450 as a reward for coming forward, according to the Justice Department.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees or insiders at imaging centers or radiation oncology groups to call them they have well documented proof of Medicare fraud, such as overbilling, billing for procedures at a higher rate, or double billing. Because the procedures associated with treatments at these types of medical centers typically involve a great deal of money, the whistleblower rewards can be hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
For more information, potential whistleblowers can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit them online at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
For attribution purposes about the reward, and this settlement please review the November 2013 United States Department Of Justice press release: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-civ-1243.html
Case Number: United States ex rel. Suleiman Refaei v. Vantage Oncology, et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-833 (S.D. Ohio)