You do not have to be the CFO of a healthcare provider to know that Medicare over-billing is happening, and it is happening a lot
(PRWEB) August 14, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging healthcare professionals in physical therapy, medical practice group management, hospice, imaging, or those who work for a dialysis center to call them at 866-714-6466, if they possess substantial proof their employer is over-billing, or defrauding Medicare out of hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars per year. The rewards for this type of information can be significant.
For example, in April 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. In reality, the physical therapist identified on the claim had no involvement whatsoever in the services rendered. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says,"For whatever reason physical therapy workers, or healthcare workers have been very interested in this topic. As we would like to explain, you do not have to be the CFO of a healthcare provider to know that Medicare over-billing is happening, and it is happening a lot. In the example we provided, it could be an insider at a physical therapy clinic, a hospital insider, a manager of a larger medical practice group, an employee of a hospice service, or any other type of healthcare company that is over-billing Medicare. As long as the fraud, or over-billing, is in the hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, we want to know about it.
"If you are a healthcare professional, and you posses well documented proof of Medicare Fraud, please call us at 866-714-6466, and we will get you up to speed on federal whistleblower reward programs, and provided the information is sufficient, we will get you in contact with some of the nation's top whistleblower attorneys." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In this case, the whistleblowers will receive more than $400,000 as their reward.
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. Its a huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent.”
- 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. We say, come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think its sufficient, we will help you find the right law firms, to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center emphasizes that they want to talk to healthcare whistleblowers with proof of significant Medicare fraud in any city, or state, including Los Angeles, California, New York, New York, Miami, Florida, Houston, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland, Roanoke, Virginia, Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wheeling, West Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, New Orleans, Louisiana, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saint Louis, Missouri, An Arbor, Michigan, Des Moines, Iowa, Indianapolis, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fargo, North Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska, Wichita, Kansas, Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Boise, Idaho, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, or Anchorage, 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 the 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 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter:http://www.justice.gov/usao/dc/news/2014/apr/14-083.html
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.).