Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Healthcare Accounting Managers To Call Them If Their Employer Is Involved In Upcoding Medicare Bills-Because Of A Recent Settlement

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The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging accounting, or medical billing managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof a hospital, or a large medical practice group is upcoding Medicare, or Medicaid bills in order to get unjust compensation from the government. As the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to explain to a potential whistleblower, these types of practices are a nationwide problem as evidenced by a recent Justice Department settlement. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

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If you are a medical doctor, or a hospital, or nursing home manager, and you possess proof of substantial Medicare, or Medicaid fraud please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can carefully explain how the federal whistleblower reward program works

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging accounting, or coding managers at a hospital, or a large medical practice group to call them at 866-714-6466, if they possess well documented proof their employer is intentionally upcoding Medicare/Medicaid bills. As the Center would like to explain these types of whistleblower cases have the potential of producing significant whistleblower rewards.

In October of 2014 the Department of Justice announced that it has reached a settlement with Medical Business Service, Inc. (MBS), which agreed to pay $1.95 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act by allegedly changing diagnosis codes on claims to Medicare and Medicaid, in order to get the rejected claims paid on behalf of radiologists. MBS was located in Florida, with an office in Duluth, Ga.

The civil settlement resolves the United States’ investigation into MBS’s billing practices. The United States alleges that MBS improperly coded and billed claims by radiologists that were submitted to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Medicare and Medicaid issue guidance stating that they will not pay for certain procedures given to patients with specific diagnoses. Medicare and Medicaid will reject claims for payment that combine those procedures and diagnoses. MBS allegedly changed the diagnosis codes on previously rejected claims to avoid those restrictions in order to have the claims paid. The settlement covers a three year period, 2008-2010, during which the conduct allegedly occurred.

The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you are a medical doctor, or a hospital, or nursing home manager, and you possess proof of substantial Medicare, or Medicaid fraud please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can carefully explain how the federal whistleblower reward program works, and how vital it is to have the right type of proof." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:

  • 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 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. Frequently, government officials could care less or they are incompetent.”
  • 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 potential whistleblowers with proof of significant Medicare/Medicaid 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 at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at: http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com

For attribution please refer to the October 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter.http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2014/10-14-14.html

Case number:United States of America, State of Florida, State of Georgia, State of New York, State of Tennessee, and State of Texas ex rel. Katlisa N. Vaughn v. Medical Business Service, Inc., Civ. No. 1:10-CV-2953.

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