(PRWEB) June 02, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are convinced unnecessary medical procedures cost Medicare, and the US taxpayers billions of dollars per year. We are also certain this is a coast to coast issue. Not just in places like Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, or Chicago, but in all major metro areas nationwide, and in every state.
"If you are a nurse, therapist, radiology tech, hospice worker, ER doctor, or any type of healthcare professional with solid proof a company is overbilling Medicare out of hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, please call us at 866-714-6466, and allow us to explain how whistleblower reward programs work. In most well-documented instances, we are able to help the whistleblower package their information, and then get them in touch with some of the best whistleblower attorneys in the nation." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In April 2014, the US Department of Justice announced a huge settlement with Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys), that involved a $150 million payment back to the federal government to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program.
The DOJ settlement resolves allegations that between 2008 and 2010, certain Amedisys offices improperly billed Medicare for ineligible patients and services. Amedisys allegedly billed Medicare for nursing and therapy services that were medically unnecessary or provided to patients who were not homebound, and supposedly otherwise misrepresented patients’ conditions to increase its Medicare payments. These billing violations were allegedly the so-called result of management pressure on nurses and therapists to provide care based on the financial benefits to Amedisys, rather than for the needs of patients. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
As part of the settlement, the whistleblowers – primarily former Amedisys employees – will collectively split over $26 million.
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Any type of insider, or employee, who possesses significant proof of their employer, or a government contractor fleecing the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the April 23rd 2014 Justice Department press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/April/14-civ-422.html
The lawsuits are captioned United States ex rel. CAF Partners et al. v. Amedisys, Inc. et al. 10-cv-2323 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Brown v. Amedisys, Inc. et al., 13-cv-2803 (E.D. Pa.);United States ex rel. Umberhandt v. Amedisys, Inc., 13-cv-2789 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Doe et al. v. Amedisys, Inc., 13-cv-3187 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Ognen et al. v. Amedisys, Inc. et al. 13-cv-4232 (E.D. Pa.); United States ex rel. Lewis v. Amedisys, Inc., 13-cv-3359 (E.D. Pa.); and United States ex rel. Natalie Raven et al. v. Amedisys, Inc. et al., 11-cv-0994 (N.D. Ga.).