We are also extremely interested in hospitals overpaying, or providing incentives to a referring physician, especially if the referral resulted in Medicare being needlessly charged for a hospital admission
(PRWEB) October 09, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is extremely interested in talking to hospital insiders who have well documented proof a hospital is overpaying a physician for referrals for admitting patients. The Center believes there can be enormous reward potential for this type of information, especially if it involves a larger medical practice group. This is a new project on the part of the Center.
Recently the Department of Justice announced it has reached settlements with Banks-Jackson-Commerce Hospital and Nursing Home Authority d/b/a Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center (BJC) and Dr. Narasimhulu Neelagaru that total over $500,000:
"The civil settlement resolves the United States’ investigation into BJC’s practices related to allegedly paying compensation to Dr. Neelagaru for professional services and medical director services that allegedly were in excess of fair market value. The alleged period for these improper payments and patient referrals was from 2000-2009. Because of the nature of these payments to Dr. Neelagaru by BJC, the United States alleges that BJC received improper payments by the Medicare program for patients referred to BJC by Dr. Neelagaru."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Physician kickbacks from drug companies, or medical device makers are nothing new, and we are very interested in talking to potential whistleblowers who possess proof of these types of practices. We are now also extremely interested in hospitals overpaying, or providing incentives to a referring physician, especially if the referral resulted in Medicare being needlessly charged for a hospital admission. If you have this type of information please call us anytime at 866-714-6466, so we can carefully explain how whistleblower reward programs work, and what type of information is needed to get rewarded." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
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. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Any public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a whistleblower reward with the DOJ.
- 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 severe harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
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. http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the September 23rd, 2014 United States Department of Justice press release.http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2014/09-22-14.html
Case Number: United States of America ex rel. Ralph D. Williams v. Banks-Jackson-Commerce Hospital and Nursing Home Authority d/b/a Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center (“BJC”), Narasimhulu Neelagaru, M.D. and North Georgia Cardiology, PC, No. 1:08-cv-3235.