WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is launching an ambitious initiative to assist a nursing home or skilled nursing facility employee to potentially get rewarded if they possess proof their employer is gouging Medicare for hours never worked or billing Medicare for services never rendered.
The group believes nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities billing Medicare for hours never worked by staff is a huge national problem and they believe these practices are easy to prove. The group refers to this specific type of practice as 'short staffing' and they are convinced the potential whistleblower with proof of these types of practices could get a substantial reward as they would like to discuss anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
As an example of what the Corporate Whistleblower Center is referring to, in June 2017 the Justice Department announced a national healthcare company that specializes long term care agreed to pay the federal government $53 million dollars over allegations that the company or their affiliates violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to government health care programs for medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services, and grossly substandard nursing care.
More specifically, the settlement resolves allegations that the healthcare company violated certain essential requirements that nursing homes are required to meet to participate in and receive reimbursements from government healthcare programs and failed to provide sufficient nurse staffing to meet residents' needs. In this instance, the whistleblowers will receive a million dollar+ reward for their information.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We provided this recent Department of Justice whistleblower reward information if for no other reason to demonstrate how significant federal whistleblower rewards can be. We would be very happy to hear from a nurse manager or employee of a nursing home or skilled nursing facility with proof of their employer billing Medicare for hours never worked by staff, and or billing Medicare for medical procedures or therapy that never took place over the last three or four years.
"If you possess this type of information and your information is detailed please call us anytime at 866-714-6466. This type of information could produce whistleblower rewards starting at about one hundred thousand dollars and go up based on how widespread the wrongdoing is, and the level proof on the part of the whistleblower. If we are talking about a whistleblower that has proof of numerous nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities engaged in overbilling Medicare for staff hours never worked or for medical procedures that never happened the reward potential increases dramatically as we would like to discuss. Why sit on a 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 is the premier advocate for whistleblowers in the United States. Unlike any group in the US, they can assist potential whistleblowers 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 information about Medicare's required staffing levels at nursing homes please refer to their website on the topic: https://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/About/Staffing-Info.html
For attribution about the recent Department of Justice settlement with a company providing skilled nursing and hospice services please refer to the Department of Justice press release:https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/genesis-healthcare-inc-agrees-pay-federal-government-536-million-resolve-false-claims-act.
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