WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a medical doctor or a nurse manager with specific proof involving million dollar Medicare fraud, or overbilling to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for an easy to understand explanation about how the federal whistleblower program works. The Center is especially focused on hearing about information related to Medicare Fraud and a hospital ER, a nursing home, a rehab center, a hospice care provider, a dialysis center, or an imaging center. As they would like to explain anytime the rewards for Medicare fraud can be enormous. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
As a recent example on January 12th, 2016 the Department of Justice announced the nation's largest rehabilitation care company agreed to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that never occurred.
Specifically, the government's complaint alleged the healthcare company's schemes included the following:
- Presumptively placing patients in the highest therapy reimbursement level, rather than relying on individualized evaluations to determine the level of care most suitable for each patient's clinical needs;
- During the period prior to Oct. 1, 2011, boosting the amount of reported therapy during "assessment reference periods," thereby causing and enabling SNFs to bill for the care of their Medicare patients at the highest therapy reimbursement level, while providing materially less therapy to those same patients outside the assessment reference periods, when the SNFs were not required to report to Medicare the amount of therapy the company was providing to their patients (a practice known as "ramping");
- Scheduling and reporting the provision of therapy to patients even after the patients' treating therapists had recommended that they be discharged from therapy.
In this instance the whistleblowers will receive nearly $24 million as their reward.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "What many medical doctors, nurse managers, or healthcare professionals do not realize is they have already won the lotto, because they have specific information multi- million dollar Medicare fraud and we want them to cash in. What makes us unique is we will help a potential whistleblower organize their information so they can get the best possible reward as we would like to explain anytime at 866-714-6466." 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. 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 wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers healthcare 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, 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. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution related to the company providing rehab services, and the whistleblower reward please refer to the January 12th, 2016 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter:
Case Number: United States ex rel. Halpin and Fahey v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:11cv12139-RGS (D. Mass.).
M. Thomas Martin
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center