We would like to explain to employees of companies offering hospice services to the terminally ill that there can be huge rewards for insiders who have proof a hospice company is overbilling Medicare
(PRWEB) April 16, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "In our opinion the hospice care world is unregulated, and it would be extremely easy to over bill Medicare if a company was so inclined. Specifically, we would like to explain to employees of companies offering hospice services to the terminally ill that there can be huge rewards for insiders who have proof a hospice company is over billing Medicare. The only catches are; the potential whistleblower must have well documented proof of the over billing, and the costs of this over billing of Medicare must be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars." For more information, potential whistleblowers can call the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466.
In a recent example of a hospice company involved in alleged over billing the government was between December 2005 and December 2010. A company named HOTCI engaged in practices that resulted in billing Medicare for patients who were not terminally ill. HOTCI allegedly directed its staff to admit all referred patients without regard to whether they were eligible for the Medicare hospice benefits. Also, they allegedly falsified medical records to make it appear that certain patients were eligible for benefits when they were not, employed field nurses without proper hospice training, established procedures to limit physicians’ roles in assessing patients’ terminal status, and delayed discharging patients when they became ineligible for benefits*. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower 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 very big mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Any public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a whistleblower reward with the DOJ.
Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. 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. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
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 United States Department of Justice press release related to this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-civ-1179.html
*Case number: United States ex rel. Stone v. Hospice of the Comforter Inc ., No. 6:11-cv-1498-ORL-22-DAB (M.D. Fla.