We are extremely interested in talking to physicians who have proof a imaging center, a hospice service, a rehab facility, or a dialysis center are essentially paying off medical doctors for referrals
(PRWEB) December 11, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are extremely interested in talking to physicians who have proof a imaging center, a hospice service, a rehab facility, or a dialysis center are essentially paying off medical doctors for referrals. As we would like to explain there can be significant rewards for this type of information, but as we would also like to explain the information has to be well documented. If you are a medical doctor, or a healthcare industry insider we are urging you to call us at 866-714-6466, if you possess this type of information."
In a recent example of these types of practices in October of 2014 the Justice Department announced, "Two groups of Houston-based diagnostic centers have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $2.6 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.
"One group of centers, which operates under the name One Step Diagnostic has agreed to pay $1.2 million. The payment is being made to settle allegations that it violated the Stark Statute and the False Claims Act by allegedly entering into sham consulting and medical director agreements with physicians who referred patients to One Step Diagnostic Centers.
"The other group of centers has agreed to pay $1,457,686. The United States alleged that these centers engaged in improper financial relationships with referring physicians and improperly billed Medicare using the provider number of a physician who had not authorized them to do so and had not been involved in the provision of the services being billed."
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. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s 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. 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 wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and 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 Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the October 2014 Justice department press release on this matter. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/operators-houston-area-diagnostic-centers-agree-pay-26-million-settle-alleged-false-claims
Case number:United States ex rel. Holderith, et al. v. One Step Diagnostic, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-CV-2988 (S.D. Tex.)