WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a medical doctor or healthcare manager to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess proof their employer or a healthcare provider is deeply involved in overbilling Medicare for medical procedures that never took place, or for a medical practice called Medicare bill up-coding. A perfect example of Medicare up-coding fraud on the part of a medical doctor would be- a person visits their physician for a quick check-up. The Medicare code for this visit indicates the doctor would get paid $50. But, if the doctor assigns the higher Medicare billing code for an expanded check-up, and the doctor could be paid $100's of dollars-or more.
"If you are a physician or a healthcare manager and you have information your employer is involved in significant overcharging of Medicare or up-coding Medicare bills please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion of how federal whistleblower reward program works." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
The types of healthcare whistleblowers the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to hear from include:
- Nursing home, skilled nursing facility or rehab facility managers who have proof their facility is routinely understaffed to care for their Medicare patients-yet the facility bills Medicare as if the healthcare facility is fully staffed.
- ER doctors who are forced to admit Medicare recipients to a hospital for medically unnecessary testing, procedures or an overnight stay.
- Hospice providers or dialysis centers billing Medicare for healthcare treatments that never happened.
According to a January 2017 news article regarding Medicare fraud, "Medicare overpayments are generally made when a doctor or other health care provider submits an inaccurate bill to Medicare for services provided to a patient, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the Medicare program. Typically, the providers bill to a code that pays out at a higher rate than what is permissible."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you are a healthcare professional and you have proof a healthcare provider is involved in widespread up-coding of Medicare bills, or billing Medicare for medically unnecessary procedures please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and allow us to discuss the reward potential. Why sit on a potentially winning lottery ticket without ever knowing what it could be 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 about Medicare or Medicaid overbilling or fraud. 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 news article titled 'These 10 states are the worst when it comes to Medicare waste' for additional information. http://www.businessinsider.com/10-states-medicare-fraud-claims-2017-1
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