WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging any type of healthcare professional to call them any time at 866-714-6466 about what could be substantial rewards for information about Medicare fraud, or kickbacks, especially if it involves cardiology, hospice, dialysis, emergency medicine, imaging centers, or rehab facilities. The only condition is the potential whistleblower must have well documented proof. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging healthcare professionals who have specific information about substantial Medicare fraud, or kickbacks to call them anytime at 866-714-6466, as long as they can prove the wrongdoing. The Center is especially interested in hearing from insiders who have specific proof of these types of practices involving a cardiology group, a hospice care provider, a dialysis center, a rehab facility, a hospital ER, or an imaging center. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "In a recent instance the Department of Justice announced Citizens Medical Center, a county-owned hospital in Victoria, Texas agreed to pay the United States $21,750,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.
The settlement resolved allegations that the hospital provided compensation to several cardiologists that exceeded the fair market value of their services. The settlement also resolved allegations that the hospital paid bonuses to emergency room physicians that improperly took into account the value of their cardiology referrals.
In this instance the whistleblowers will collectively receive $5,981,250 for their reward.
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 says, "Fraud is so rampant among in the healthcare industry, or among federal contractors that any suggestion of fraud might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the potential whistleblower. Come to us first at 866-714-6466, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it's sufficient, we will help find the nation's top law firms to assist in advancing your information." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers 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, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, 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 at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the April 2015 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/texas-based-citizens-medical-center-agrees-pay-united-states-2175-million-settle-alleged.
Case number: The case, United States ex rel. Parikh, et al. v. Citizens Medical Center, et al., Case No. 6:10-cv-64 (S.D. Tex.)
M. Thomas Martin
SOURCE The Corporate Whistleblower Center