WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a Medicare coding manager at a hospital or healthcare organization or a physician to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if you possess substantial proof your employer is engaged in wide ranging up-coding of Medicare bills. There was a recent announcement of an $11.4-million-dollar reward for a medical doctor who blew the whistle on a healthcare organization that was up-coding Medicare bills. Why sit on a winning lottery ticket if you possess this type of information? http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
On February 6, 2017, the United States Department of Justice announced a settlement to resolve allegations a healthcare company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were performed (a practice known as "up-coding"). Under the settlement agreement, the healthcare company has agreed to pay $60 million, plus interest. In this instance the whistleblower will receive approximately $11.4 million.
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 about overcharging the federal government, or Medicare, Medicaid overbilling. 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, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, or Washington.
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 to hopefully increase the reward potential and they provide the whistleblower with access to some of 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 the recent Department of Justice whistleblower reward please refer the February 2017 DOJ press release that discusses this matter. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/healthcare-service-provider-pay-60-million-settle-medicare-and-medicaid-false-claims-act
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center