(PRWEB) September 03, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "While the average US citizen may not have ever heard of a Stark violation, which involves improper kickbacks to medical doctors, or healthcare companies, every medical doctor knows what they are. There is not much gray area involving a Stark violation, because the wrongdoing is typically very easy to see, and prove. We are convinced there are medical doctors in every US state who likely have enough proof to get a substantial reward for information concerning healthcare kickbacks, or payoffs. We also encourage MD's with this type of information to call us at 866-714-6466, so we can carefully explain reward programs to them, and eventually help them package their information.
"We cannot stress enough that there could be couple of million reasons why it may be time for medical doctors with well- documented proof of a Stark violation, or repeated Stark violations, to contact us." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For example, in July 2014, the Justice Department announced that Mobile, Alabama-based Infirmary Health System Inc. (IHS), two IHS-affiliated clinics, and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. (DPG), have agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying or receiving financial inducements in connection with claims to the Medicare program.
According to the government’s complaint, in 1988, IMC purchased IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic from DPG while agreeing to pay DPG a share of the revenues the clinics collected, including Medicare revenues from diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests. After IMC acquired the IMC-Northside Clinic in 2008, the physicians practicing there allegedly joined DPG, and entered into an agreement with the same key terms as the earlier agreement with IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic. The government alleged that these payments were illegal kickbacks and constituted a prohibited financial relationship under the Stark Law, and that in June 2010, an attorney for DPG warned employees of both IMC and DPG that the compensation being paid to the physicians likely violated the law. Nevertheless, the agreements were allegedly neither modified nor terminated for another 18 months.
In this instance, the whistleblower will receive $4.41 million for their information.
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.”
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 web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the July, 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/July/14-civ-759.html
The case is captioned U.S. ex rel. Heesch v. Diagnostic Physicians Group, P.C. et al., Civil Action No. 11-0364-KD-B (S.D. Ala.).