WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is appealing to Physicians nationwide to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess proof any imaginable type of healthcare service provider is paying kickbacks for referrals. Recently the Department of Justice announced a $29.6-million-dollar settlement involving two medical practice groups and a hospital system involved in a referral kickback scheme. The allegations revolved around kickbacks for patient referrals. In this instance the scheme involved a hospital system admitting patients rather than seeing them on an outpatient basis. In this instance the whistleblowers (two medical doctors) will receive $6.2 million dollars for their information. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
According to the Department of Justice, "On average, Medicare pays at least three times as much for an inpatient admission as it does for outpatient care."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is inviting a medical doctor or healthcare professional to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess proof the following type of company is bribing medical doctors for referrals, purchases or admissions:
- A nursing home or skilled nursing facility bribing physicians for admissions
- A hospital bribing physicians for patient referrals for radiology or cardiac catheterizations
- A pharmaceutical company bribing physicians to prescribe medications (needed or not needed)
- A hospice provider paying referrals to medical doctors-even if the patient is not dying
- A dialysis center bribing-physicians for referring new patients
- An Imaging Center bribing medical doctors for patients who may not need expensive imaging services such as an MRI or CT scan.
- An in-home healthcare provider that is bribing physicians to recommend their services.
- A blood testing company paying off medical doctors to prescribe medically unnecessary-expensive blood tests.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are positive healthcare companies are paying kickbacks to some physicians in every state and the potential rewards can be significant provided the whistleblower has proof or an eyewitness account of what happened or is happening on an ongoing basis. If you possess this type of proof, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a conversation about the potential value of your information. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth?" http://CorporateWhistleblower.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 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 on anti-kickback laws or overbilling Medicare. 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, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington or Alaska. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
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 some of the most accomplished whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a potential whistleblower can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
For attribution please refer to the Department of Justice press release that discusses this matter: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-physician-groups-pay-over-33-million-resolve-claims-involving-hma-hospitals
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