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Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges a Healthcare Company Sales Rep or MD to Call About Rewards if They Can Prove a Company Is Overbilling Medicare by Up-Coding to the Top Rates

Corporate Whistleblower Center
Posted on: 26 Jul 17

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a medical doctor, healthcare manager or pharmaceutical/medical device company sales representative to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 about possible significant rewards if they can prove a healthcare company has been or is intentionally up-coding Medicare bills or fraudulently billing to the highest possible Medicare reimbursement rates, as opposed to billing at the correct levels based on the actual service that was provided. This kind of information can potentially be worth millions of dollars to a whistleblower, as we would like to discuss. In a recent example, a whistleblower who was in medical sales recently received $2.4 million dollars for his information about this exact type of wrongdoing." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com 

As an example of what the Center is discussing in June 2017, two cardiac monitoring companies agreed to resolve Department of Justice allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for higher and more expensive levels of cardiac monitoring services than requested by the ordering physicians. The two companies agreed to pay $13,450,000 to resolve these allegations. Allegedly from 2011 through 2016 the companies marketed a Pocket ECG as capable of performing three separate types of cardiac monitoring services—holter, event, and telemetry.

When a physician sought to enroll a patient for Pocket ECG, however, the enrollment process allegedly only allowed the physician to enroll in Pocket ECG for the service which provided the highest rate of reimbursement provided by a patient's insurance, thus steering the ordering physician to a more-costly level of service.

According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We are urging a medical doctor, a healthcare manager or a medical device/pharmaceutical salesperson in any state to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they have the specifics about a corporation intentionally overbilling Medicare for services never rendered or at the highest reimbursement codes as opposed to the correct codes for services rendered. This type of information can produce dramatic whistleblower rewards as we would like to discuss. Why sit on a winning lotto ticket without discovering what it might have been 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 on Medicare overbilling or 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. Our number one goal is to make certain a whistleblower who can prove multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud receives the best possible financial compensation." http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is specifically focused on the following types of healthcare companies overbilling Medicare:

Hospitals

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Nursing Homes

Dialysis Centers

Hospice Centers

Imaging Centers

Rehab Centers

Blood Testing Labs

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. They are especially interested in hearing from medical doctors who have information about significant Medicare overbilling-or fraud in their state.   

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 June 2017 Department of Justice press release that addresses this specific whistleblower reward: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/cardiac-monitoring-companies-and-executive-agree-pay-1345-million-resolve-false-claims-act.

Media Contact:

Thomas Martin
866-714-6466
167188@email4pr.com

For more information:
CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Editor's Details

Mike Wood
PharmiWeb.com
www.pharmiweb.com
editor@pharmiweb.com

Last updated on: 26/07/2017

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