WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are appealing to a staff member or manager at a nursing home anywhere in Florida to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if Medicare or Medicaid is being overbilled for insufficient staff levels to care for the facility's patients. We call this practice is called short-staffing and it happens in nursing homes in every state nationwide-including Florida. Frequently nursing homes involved in short staffing also bill Medicare or Medicaid for medical procedures that never took place. If you have proof your employer-nursing home is significantly involved in these types of practices-there can substantial rewards for this type of information as we would like to discuss- anytime." http://Florida.CorporateWhistleblower.Com
On November 16th, 2017 the Department of Justice announced a $1,250,000 settlement from the operator of a nursing home in Mississippi based nursing home for providing effectively worthless services to residents. While the whistleblower reward has not yet been announced it is expected to be around $150,000.
The Florida Corporate Whistleblower Center intends to increase their efforts to identify nursing home whistleblowers in Florida in the hopes of helping them get rewarded for their information. The group's initiative is focused on the following widespread types of wrongdoing.
* A short-staffed nursing homes in Florida that is billing Medicare or Medicaid as if they are as if they are fully staffed. (Example a Florida nursing homes calls secretaries, kitchen workers, or maintenance staff members certified nursing assistants-even though they have had no healthcare training.)
* A nursing home manager or owners that force healthcare workers to perform unnecessary medical procedures on their patients such as physical therapy, expensive ambulatory or cognitive testing on patients with dementia.
According to the Florida Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We want a potential nursing home whistleblower who call us to understand their information could result in a significant whistleblower reward-provided it is well documented, and the wrongdoing is easy to prove. If a healthcare worker in Florida knows of an intentional scheme on the part of management to overbill Medicare or Medicaid please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 about what the reward potential could be for their information. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever know what it might have been worth?" http://Florida.CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. 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/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multimillion dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Florida based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.” http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com
Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Florida can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Florida.CorporateWhistleblower.Com
For information about a recent whistleblower action involving nursing homes please refer to the November 2017 United States Department of Justice press release regarding this matter. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/mississippi-skilled-nursing-facility-related-companies-and-executives-agree-pay-125-million
For a recent news report about substandard care in Florida's nursing homes please review the following news article: https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2018/02/22/neglected-florida-worst-nursing-homes-left-open-despite-history-poor-care-deaths/315924002/
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Source: EIN Presswire