WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower says, "We are urging any kind of healthcare worker to call us at 866-714-6466 if they possess significant proof their employer is overbilling Medicare or Medicaid out of millions of dollars each year. There was just a recent example where a healthcare worker received over $3 million dollars for this exact type of information. We are specifically reaching out to the following types of healthcare workers:
- "Ambulance company employees who can prove their employer is billing Medicare for services that were not required or not rendered.
- "Hospice company employees who can prove their company is billing Medicare for services to people who do not qualify for hospice.
- "Dialysis company employees who possess proof their employer is billing Medicare for services never rendered or required.
- "Hospital ER practices that force Medicare patients to go through unwarranted medical procedures, or unnecessary overnight hospital stays."
- A nursing home that requires their patients to unnecessarily go through speech, cognitive or ambulatory testing because these procedures are so profitable." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice announced it had reached a $12.7 million-dollar settlement from an ambulance company. The settlement resolves allegations that from Jan. 1, 2011, through Oct. 31, 2014 the ambulance company submitted false claims to Medicare for ambulance transport services. Specifically, the United States alleged that the ambulance company routinely billed for services that did not qualify for reimbursement because the transports were not medically reasonable and necessary, billed for higher levels of services than were required by patients' conditions, and billed for higher levels of services than were provided.
In this instance the whistleblower will receive $3.5 million dollars.
The Corporate Whistleblower says, "The amazing thing about federal whistleblower laws is they have reach including the number of years the wrongdoing may have been going on. In the just announced Department of Justice ambulance settlement they included four years of the alleged wrongdoing. We are aware of examples where the DOJ went back even further.
"As far as we are concerned if you possess well documented and easy to see proof of multi-million dollar Medicare fraud please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let's have a confidential conversation about how much your information could be worth and what might be involved. It's worth your time. Why sit on a winning lotto ticket and never cash it in?" http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.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 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 about this settlement please refer to the January 2017 Department of Justice press release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/medstar-ambulance-pay-127-million-resolve-false-claims-act-allegations-involving-medically.
M. Thomas Martin
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center