WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a medical doctor or a healthcare professional to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they have proof a medical group or healthcare company is violating the Stark anti-kickback laws. They are also very eager to talk with a physician if a healthcare company is gouging Medicare for medical procedures that should have never taken place. Recently a whistleblower received $340,000 for this type of information. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
In September 2017 the Department of Justice announced a South Carolina based healthcare company agreed to pay $1.56 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they submitted and caused the submission of false claims to the Medicare and TRICARE programs.
The settlements resolved allegations the healthcare company submitted claims to the Medicare Program that violated the physician self-referral prohibition, commonly known as the Stark Law, which is intended to ensure that a physician's medical judgment is not compromised by improper financial incentives. The Stark Law forbids a clinic from billing Medicare for certain services ordered by physicians who have a financial relationship with the entity. The settlements also resolve allegations the healthcare company submitted and caused the submission of false claims to Medicare and TRICARE for medically unnecessary laboratory services. As already mentioned in this instance the whistleblower will receive $340,510.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "It is open season on healthcare companies ripping off Medicare and or healthcare companies improperly paying physicians. We are also extremely interested in hearing from a MD or medical professional if they possess proof a healthcare service provider is gouging Medicare for unnecessary medical procedures. If you have this type of proof-please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let's discuss the reward potential of your information. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might be worth?" http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is especially interested in hearing from physicians or healthcare professionals if the following types of companies are grossly overbilling Medicare for unneeded medical procedures:
- A blood testing company
- A company providing hospice services
- A Cardiology Group
- A Dialysis Center
- An Imaging Center
- A hospital ER ("Let's do $10,000's of unnecessary medical tests on Grandma & then bill Medicare")
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, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, or Alaska. They are especially interested in hearing from medical doctors, medical practice managers or nurses who have information about kickbacks involving physicians and any type of healthcare provider or company involved in significant overbilling of Medicare. 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 they will provide the whistleblower with access to the most accomplished whistleblower attorneys in the nation-provided the whistleblower's information is adequate. For more information, a potential whistleblower can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact the group via their website: http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
For attribution please refer to the September 2017 Department of Justice press release regarding this matter: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/south-carolina-family-practice-chain-its-co-owner-and-its-laboratory-director-agree-pay.
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