Allegedly the doctors involved certified that they would supervise the sleep clinic, the government alleges that the doctors merely lent their names in exchange for compensation
(PRWEB) October 21, 2014
Because of a recent reward involving a sleep center, and a whistleblower the Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging managers, or insiders at a sleep center to call them at 866-714-6466, if they possess well documented proof the sleep center is involved in overbilling Medicare for unnecessary procedures.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are urging managers, or insiders who possess proof a sleep clinic is overbilling Medicare with unwarranted, or unnecessary procedures to call us anytime. As we would like to explain these types of cases can be pretty easy to prove, if the whistleblower has the right kind of documentation, or proof." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
On September 9th 2014, the Justice Department announced it has settled part of, and joined in part of, a lawsuit brought by a whistle-blower that alleges a Northeast Florida based sleep clinic intentionally billed the government for millions of dollars of services that were not medically necessary, and, in some instances, were never actually performed.
Allegedly the doctors involved certified that they would supervise the sleep clinic, the government alleges that the doctors merely lent their names in exchange for compensation. But for these physicians’ involvement, the lawsuit alleges, the Sleep Medicine Center would not have been able to bill the federal healthcare programs. For example, the government alleges that one doctor signed Durable Medical Equipment orders for patients that he never saw and another doctor’s sleep study interpretations even when the machines allegedly performing the approved studies were broken.
In this instance the whistleblower will receive more than $60,000 as part of the settlement.
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.”
The Corporate Whistleblower Center emphasizes that they want to talk to potential 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 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 United States Department of Justice press release dated September 9th 2014: http://www.justice.gov/usao/flm/press/2014/Sep/20140909_Sleep%20Clinic.html
Case number: The case is captioned United States ex rel. Nichols v. Sleep Medicine Center et al.