(PRWEB) June 12, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging hospital employees, or medical doctors with substantial proof the hospital is gouging Medicare with bills for unnecessary procedures to call them at 866-714-6466. With one call the Center will explain how whistleblower reward programs work, and what type of proof is needed for a whistleblower to get rewarded.
As a recent example according to court records in May of 2014, Baptist Health System Inc. (Baptist Health), the parent company for a network of affiliated hospitals and medical providers in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that its subsidiaries violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary services and drugs.
This settlement resolves allegations that, from September 2009 to October 2011, two neurologists in the Baptist Health network misdiagnosed patients with various neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, which allegedly caused Baptist Health to bill for medically unnecessary services. Although Baptist Health placed one of the physicians at issue on administrative leave in October 2011, allegedly it did not disclose any misdiagnoses to the government until September 2012.
In this instance the whistleblower will receive $424,155.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you are a medical doctor, hospital administrator, or manager possessing very well documented proof a hospital is intentionally over-billing Medicare for unnecessary medical procedures, please call us at 866-714-6466. Not only will we help you package your information, we will also help you get to some of the best whistleblower attorneys in the nation. We are the only group in the nation that offers this service." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
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 May 2014 Justice Department press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/May/14-civ-476.html
The lawsuit against Baptist Health was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and is captioned United States ex rel. Wells v. Baptist Health System Inc. et al.