WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging an employee of a skilled nursing facility, a nursing home or a rehab center to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess proof their employer is forcing them to provide unnecessary medical procedures to patients as a way to over bill Medicare. We are certain this is a huge national problem and healthcare professionals with this type of information should call us about the federal reward program for this type of information.
"We are also including medical doctors in our outreach because we are certain they would know what is medically necessary and what is not. To be viable for the potential whistleblower the Medicare overbilling should be at least $250,000 per year, and these practices should have been going on for the last two, or three years. Whistleblowers with information Medicare is being bilked by a skilled nursing facility, a nursing home, or a hospice provider can call us anytime if they possess proof their employer is significantly involved in unnecessary medical procedures with their patients.
"Two whistleblowers were awarded $29 million dollars last year for their information about a corporate culture that encouraged unnecessary medical procedures and Medicare overbilling at a major healthcare company." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Recently the United States Department of Justice alleged that a skilled nursing company instituted corporate-wide policies and practices designed to place as many beneficiaries in the Ultra High Medicare reimbursement level irrespective of the clinical needs of the patients, resulting in the provision of unreasonable and unnecessary therapy to many beneficiaries. The skilled nursing corporation agreed to a $145 million settlement to resolve the government lawsuit in October of 2016
The types of potential healthcare whistleblowers the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to talk to include:
- Rehab therapists who are being forced by their employer to provide therapy for Medicare patients at a skilled nursing facility or rehab center that are not medically necessary.
- Skilled nursing facility or nursing home employees that are being forced to provide extremely expensive medical tests to Medicare patients that do not need the tests.
- Skilled nursing or nursing home employees that have knowledge about their facility billing for Medicare patients wound care that did not happen.
- Skilled nursing facility or nursing home employees that can prove their employer is billing Medicare as if their facility is fully staffed and compliant with Medicare's mandatory hours per day/per patient when in fact the facility is constantly short staffed and patients are not being adequately cared for.
For more information, a potential whistleblower can call the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower: 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 Medicare or Medicaid overbilling or fraud. 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." For more information a potential whistleblower can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or visit http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com.
For attribution please refer to the October 2016 Department of Justice press release that discusses this matter. 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