Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Whistleblowers with Proof of Physical Therapy Clinics Overbilling Medicare to Call them About a Recent Reward Settlement

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The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees at a physical therapy facility to call them immediately if they have well documented proof the facility is significantly overbilling Medicare, because there can be significant rewards for this type of information, as illustrated in a recent DOJ settlement. For more information employees at any type of healthcare facility are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 about reward programs related to Medicare fraud. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

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We are urging employees of a physical therapy facility, or a rehab center to call us at 866-714-6466, if they have well documented proof of overbilling, or fraud involving Medicare

The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging employees of a physical therapy facility, or a rehab center to call us at 866-714-6466, if they have well documented proof of overbilling, or fraud involving Medicare. In many situations, the proof can be through eyewitness accounts of the fraud involving Medicare billing. What makes us unique is we will assist a potential whistleblower package their information, and then once we are satisfied the proof is sufficient, we will get the whistleblower, and their information to some of the nation's top whistleblower attorneys. No other group offers this thorough of service."

In April of 2014 the Justice Department announced, "Two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, along with three individuals associated with the businesses, have agreed to pay the United States $2.78 million to settle allegations that the firms’ billings to Medicare and the TRICARE health care program violated the False Claims Act."

The settlement resolves allegations that, between January 2007 and August 2012, the companies submitted claims which falsely represented that the physical therapy services being billed were either rendered or directly supervised by the physical therapist identified on the claims by his or her National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Allegedly the physical therapist identified on the claim had no involvement in the services rendered. The settlement also resolves allegations that Alliance Rehabilitation, LLC, and Active Physical Therapy Services, LLC, sought payment from TRICARE for physical therapy services that were not provided by the physical therapist identified on the claim.

In this case, the two former Alliance employees will receive more than $400,000 as their share of the government’s recovery. 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. 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 April 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter:

The case is United States ex rel. Angel and Natal v. Alliance Rehabilitation LLC et al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-02124 (D.D.C.)

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