WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging nursing home managers or nurses to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they have proof a nursing home is involved in billing Medicare for services never rendered and/or up-coding Medicare bills in order to get undeserved compensation.
As long as the wrong doing exceeds a million dollars, the Corporate Whistleblower Center will try to help a potential whistleblower like this get compensated, with the offer to help them package their information.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are certain there are nursing home managers or full time nurses in a nursing home that are sitting on a winning lotto ticket, when it comes to well documented proof of the nursing home they work at being involved in widespread Medicare fraud or overbilling, and we want to talk to these types of people anytime."
"As we would like to explain, whistleblower rewards can be life changers for nursing home managers who can prove substantial Medicare Fraud at their facility. We are especially focused on short staffing, and then billing for services never rendered, billing Medicare for unnecessary expensive tests such as speech, cognition, ambulatory, etc."
"As we would like to explain to a nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or rehab center manager, billing for procedures for unneeded testing or billing for services never rendered can add up very quickly, and in most cases it can go back three or four years. If you think you can prove this type of wrongdoing and if you have well documented proof, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 so we can try to help you explore your potential whistleblower options." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is also very focused on venders or product suppliers to nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and or rehab centers. In December 2015, the Department of Justice announced a Maryland-based splint supplier agreed to pay approximately $10.3 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare for splints provided to patients in nursing homes
The government alleged that the splint supplier knowingly mischarged Medicare for splints used by patients in Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities. Patients staying in skilled nursing facilities, or their insurers such as Medicare, pay a bundled payment to these facilities that cover all of a patient's needs, including such items as splints, and thus no separate Medicare reimbursement for such devices is permitted. To circumvent Medicare rules, defendants allegedly mispresented that patients were in their homes or other places that were not skilled nursing facilities.
In this instance the whistleblower will receive at least $1.98 million for 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. 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 healthcare 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, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 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. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the December 2015 Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/usao-edla/pr/splint-supplier-and-its-president-pay-over-10-million-resolve-false-claims-act
Case number: U.S. ex rel. Deane v. Dynasplint Health Systems, Inc. and George Hepburn, Case No. 10-cv-2085 (E.D. La.).
M. Thomas Martin
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center