WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a medical doctor in any state to call us at 866-714-6466 if a blood testing lab is bribing local physicians to use their service. What we are talking about are kickback schemes where the doctor orders medically unnecessary blood work from a lab and lab essentially pays the doctor a fee. Frequently these tests are super expensive and incredibly profitable for the testing lab. Because these types of kickback schemes involve so much money the rewards for this type of information can be significant as we would like to discuss." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Recently the Department of Justice announced a national blood testing lab had agreed to pay $6 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to physicians and patients to induce the use of their blood testing services and by charging for medically unnecessary tests. According to the DOJ's complaint the blood testing company paid kickbacks to referring physicians disguised as "process and handling" fees. The complaint also alleged the company paid kickbacks to patients by routinely waiving co-payments owed by certain patients who were legally required to pay for part of their tests. Allegedly the company paid the kickbacks to induce both the physicians and patients who received them to choose their testing lab over other laboratories.
In this instance-the whistleblower's settlement has not yet been announced but it is expected to be over a million dollars.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is Urging a Medical Doctor to Call Them About Potential Rewards If They Can Prove the Following:
- A pharmaceutical company is paying off medical doctors with speaking fees, vacations, process/handling fees or consulting fees to over prescribe a drug or medication.
- A hospital is illegally compensating a physician for referrals.
- Nursing home operators are receiving kickbacks from a hospital for Medicare patient admissions.
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We are certain there are medical doctors in every state who possess this type of information or have knowledge of these types of practices. This information can be incredibly profitable as we would like to discuss anytime at 866-714-6466. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever discovering what it might be 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 anti-kickback laws. 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.
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 please refer to the April 2017 Department of Justice press release regarding this matter: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/blood-testing-laboratory-pay-6-million-settle-allegations-kickbacks-and-unnecessary-testing
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center