WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a physician with proof a hospital or pharmaceutical company is bribing medical doctors to get more of their business to call us. As we would like to explain anytime at 866-714-6466 special incentives for physician or physicians from a hospital or drug company may be violations of the Stark Anti-Kickback Laws and this information could be very valuable for the whistleblower as we would like to discuss." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a physician with proof of major Stark Anti-Kickback Laws to call them anytime about possible rewards if they have the following types of information:
- A healthcare or insurance company is purchasing medical practice groups and giving the physician full replacement value for their medical equipment or office furniture even though the personal-property has been fully depreciated.
- A healthcare or insurance company is overpaying for a medical practice group-based on future business/admissions as opposed to the revenue being currently generated by the medical practice group.
- A pharmaceutical company offers put a physician on 'speakers tour' as long as they continue to prescribe certain drug products at high volumes. Frequently these 'speaker fees' include expensive trips that include airfare, luxury hotels, and four-star dining.
In July of 2016 the Department of Justice announced a healthcare provider had agreed to pay $17 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law) and the False Claims Act by maintaining improper financial arrangements with 28 physicians.
The United States alleged that the healthcare provider entered into asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of physician practices or employment agreements with 28 physicians that violated the Stark Law because the healthcare company took-into-account the volume or value of physician referrals, were not commercially reasonable or provided compensation in-excess of fair market value.
In this instance-the whistleblower received approximately $4.5 million.
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "If you are a medical doctor and you have proof a healthcare company, a pharmaceutical company or an insurance company is engaged in kickbacks to physicians-please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. We would like to explain how the whistleblower reward program works and what type of proof is needed to get rewarded. As we would like to discuss in some instances an eyewitness to the Stark Anti-Kickback Law violations might be proof enough to get rewarded-as an eyewitness account might allow us to build out the facts related to the wrongdoing. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it could have been worth?" http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower: Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Major whistleblowers frequently go to the 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 company or individual to come clean Stark anti-kickback laws. 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, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, or Alaska.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is the premier advocate for whistleblowers in the United States. Unlike any group in the US, they can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging their information and providing the whistleblower with access to the most accomplished whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information, potential whistleblowers can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or visit http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com.
For attribution please refer to the Department of Justice press release about the Stark Anti-Kickback whistleblower reward. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/south-carolina-hospital-pay-17-million-resolve-false-claims-act-and-stark-law-allegations
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center