WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is appealing to nursing home or skilled managers and or ER doctors to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess substantial proof of massive Medicare over-billing for unnecessary medical procedures involving their employer. A major healthcare provider recently agreed to pay $145 million dollars to settle allegations for over-billing Medicare for unnecessary procedures and the whistleblower in this instance received a $29 million-dollar reward.
As a background, according to the Justice Department on October 24th, 2016, "Medicare reimburses skilled nursing facilities at a daily rate that reflects the skilled therapy and nursing needs of their qualifying patients. The greater the skilled therapy and nursing needs of the patient, the higher the level of Medicare reimbursement."
The United States alleged in its complaint that the healthcare company instituted corporate-wide policies and practices designed to place as many beneficiaries in the Ultra High reimbursement level irrespective of the clinical needs of the patients, resulting in the provision of unreasonable and unnecessary therapy to many beneficiaries. The government also alleged the company sought to keep patients longer than was necessary in order to-continue billing for rehabilitation therapy, even after the treating therapists felt that therapy should be discontinued.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We believe there are hundreds medical doctors, nursing home managers, rehab center managers, or skilled nursing home managers who are sitting on a winning lotto ticket because they can prove multi-million dollar Medicare fraud, or schemes to over bill Medicare and we want to help them step forward and get rewarded.
"If you can prove multi-million dollar Medicare fraud or over-billing on the part of a healthcare company, please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for information about how the whistleblower reward process works and the threshold of proof needed to get rewarded." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.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 federal 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 government contractor or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers healthcare in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska.
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the October 2016 Department of Justice press release:https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/life-care-centers-america-inc-agrees-pay-145-million-resolve-false-claims-act-allegations
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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center