(PRWEB) May 15, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is expanding its efforts to identify healthcare whistleblowers who have well documented proof of Stark anti kickback law violations in the healthcare industry. The rewards for this type of information can be significant, and can also lead to critical changes in the healthcare industry that improve patient care.
Stark anti kickback violations can include speaker fees, and or consulting fees for doctors over prescribing pharmaceutical, medical device products, medical doctors receiving lower than market rent for their office on a hospital campus, and so on. The Whistleblower Center believes when it comes to Stark anti kickback law violations, if it looks like a kickback, it most likely is. For more information, potential healthcare whistleblowers are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In a recent example, the Justice Department announced Memorial Hospital (Memorial), an Ohio based nonprofit corporation that operates an acute care hospital in Fremont, Ohio, has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Statute by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians. This information was announced by the Justice Department on March 14th 2014.
According to the DOJ, the settlement involved allegations including financial relationships that Memorial had with two physicians – a joint venture between Memorial and a pain management physician had an arrangement under which an ophthalmologist allegedly purchased intraocular lenses and then resold them to Memorial at inflated prices. According to the DOJ's press release, "this was allegedly a clear violation of statutory requirements."
The Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Statute restrict the financial relationships that hospitals may have with doctors who refer patients to them.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you are a medical doctor, hospital administrator, a pharmaceutical or medical device representative, and you possess very well documented proof of a Stark anti kickback law violation, we definitely want to talk with you, and we urge you to contact us anytime at 866-714-6466 about reward programs." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.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 huge mistake.”
- 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 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.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas,Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa,Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas,Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
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 March 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/March/14-civ-270.html
Case Number: United States v. Reinstein Northern District of Illinois #1401.