They are convinced that hospitals, nursing homes, medical practice groups, imaging centers, hospice providers, skilled nursing facilities, and rehab centers are involved in upcoding of Medicare bills nationwide
(PRWEB) August 20, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center believes upcoding of Medicare bills is a gigantic national problem that spans all sectors of healthcare in the United States. They are convinced that hospitals, nursing homes, medical practice groups, imaging centers, hospice providers, skilled nursing facilities, and rehab centers are involved in upcoding of Medicare bills nationwide. If a medical doctor, healthcare professional, nurse manager, or an insider has well documented proof of any type of healthcare business involved in the substantial upcoding of Medicare bills, they are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466.
As an example, according to a June 17, 2014 United States Department of Justice press release, the DOJ has filed a civil lawsuit against California-based IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., and its subsidiaries, alleging that IPC submitted false claims to federal health care programs. The complaint alleges that IPC violated the federal False Claims Acts by knowingly engaging in systematic overbilling for hospital evaluations and management services billed to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health benefit programs.
The government's lawsuit alleges that IPC physicians sought payment for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed a practice commonly referred to as "upcoding." Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that IPC encouraged its physicians to bill at the highest levels, regardless of the level of service provided, and allegedly pressured physicians with lower billing levels to "catch up" to their peers.
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 whistleblowers 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, Memphis,Tennessee, 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 website at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the June 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter. http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2014/pr0617_01.html.
Case Number: The case is captioned United States ex rel. Oughatiyan v. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., et al., No. 09 C 5418 (N.D. Ill.)