WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the California Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We are aggressively reaching out to employees of a skilled nursing facility, a nursing home or an acute care facility in California to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is billing Medicare or Medicaid as if the facility is fully staffed with care givers when in fact the opposite is true. The reality is the healthcare facility does not have enough caregivers to properly take care of their patients. We call this being short staffed and it is a huge problem in California and nationwide. The victims are the patients and the taxpayers. The taxpayers via Medicaid or Medicare paid for medical treatments that were never given.
Additionally, some healthcare companies bill Medicare or Medicaid for unnecessary medical treatments. In one recent example two whistleblowers at a skilled nursing facility will receive $2 million dollars for this type of information." http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com
In July 2018 the Department of Justice announced a group of healthcare companies agreed to pay a $10 million dollar fine for submitting false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services. The United States alleged that between October 2009 and December 2013, a group of healthcare companies and nine skilled nursing facilities’ corporate policies and practices encouraged the provision of medically unreasonable and unnecessary therapy without regard for patients’ individual clinical needs. In this instance the whistleblowers will receive a $2 million reward.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a nurse at a skilled nursing facility to call them anytime if they have proof of the following at their place of employment:
* A nursing home is billing Medicare or Medicaid as if they are fully staffed when they are under staffed and patients are at risk.
* A skilled nursing or acute care facility that is billing Medicare or Medicaid for wound care that never happened, or would care being done without the oversight of a RN or MD.
* A skilled nursing facility that is forcing PT or OT on patients who do not need it, such as hospice patients or patients with severe dementia.
The California Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you work as a RN, LPN or a CNA at a skilled nursing facility, nursing home or acute care center and you have witnessed some of the things we have listed, and these types of practices have been going on for years please call us at 866-714-6466 and let's discuss the reward potential of your information. Please don't sit on a winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth." http://California.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 clean about overbilling Medicare or Medicaid.
“We are especially interested in working with medical doctors in California or any other state on the issue of short-staffed nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities or acute care facilities that are billing Medicare or Medicaid as if they are fully staffed. We have a creative way to include a medical doctor in any state in a whistleblower reward as we would like to discuss anytime."
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 some of the most accomplished whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information, a potential whistleblower can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
For attribution related to this whistleblower reward please review the Department of Justice press release regarding this matter: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-consulting-companies-and-nine-affiliated-skilled-nursing-facilities-pay-10-million.
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Source: EIN Presswire