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SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center
Employees of physical therapy clinics, imaging or dialysis centers can receive significant rewards for proof of overbilled Medicare
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is saying, "We believe employees, or managers at physical therapy clinics, imaging centers, or dialysis centers in any state could literally be sitting on a winning lottery ticket, if they have well documented proof their employer has been knowingly overbilling, or defrauding Medicare for years. We are especially interested in talking to employees who have eye witness accounts of healthcare facilities billing Medicare either for services never rendered, or services that required a physician to be present for a specific procedure.
"We want to emphasize we want to talk to employees in every state if they have specific information about these types of Medicare fraud at these types of health care facilities. We believe, the bigger the metro area, the bigger the reward potential for a whistleblower. So we are definitely talking about New York, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Saint Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Minneapolis Saint Paul, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, or Seattle, and every other major city in the nation."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees with proof a physical therapy clinic, an imaging center, or a dialysis center is involved in major league overbilling of Medicare to call them immediately at 866-714-6466 about what could be significant whistleblower rewards, and how whistleblower reward programs work. The Whistleblower Center's only proviso is the wrong doing must be in the hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
As an example in April of 2014 the Justice Department announced, "Two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, along with three individuals associated with the businesses, have agreed to pay the United States $2.78 million to settle allegations that the firms' billings to Medicare and the TRICARE health care program."
The settlement resolves allegations that, between January 2007 and August 2012, the companies submitted claims which falsely represented that the physical therapy services being billed were either rendered or directly supervised by the physical therapist identified on the claims by his or her National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Allegedly the physical therapist identified on the claim had no involvement in the services rendered.
In this instance the whistleblowers will receive more than $400,000 as their share of the government's recovery. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
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 to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the April 2014 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/usao/dc/news/2014/apr/14-083.html
The case number is United States ex rel. Angel and Natal v. Alliance Rehabilitation LLC et al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-02124 (D.D.C.)
M. Thomas Martin
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