Not a week goes by that we don’t receive several whistleblower tips. If we think we can help the whistleblower stop the fraud and earn an award, we try to make a case. Sometimes that becomes difficult, however, particularly when the whistleblower is an outsider such as a patient. In this post we are seeking your help and information about Reziuddin Siddique. The information is needed to supplement a tip we have already received.
False Claims Act and Whistleblower Awards
The False Claims Act is a Civil War era law that pays whistleblowers for information about fraud involving government funds or a government program. Because Medicare is funded with tax dollars, whistleblowers with information about Medicare fraud can receive cash awards.
One of the requirements to collect an award is that the whistleblower must have inside or “original source” information about the fraud. Who has the best inside information? Former employees, billing clerks, nurses and others who work for the wrongdoer.
Technically a patient can qualify as having inside information but its tough. Their inside information is usually limited to one incident. The False Claims Act is a fraud statute. Is the whistleblower’s information evidence of a simple billing or coding mistake or is it fraud? To win, we must prove fraud.
When we receive patient tips, we usually must perform additional background investigations. We have private investigators and a wealth of tools to help us but sometimes we need to reach out to the public. In the last post, we sought information about Dr. Alberto Manahan. In this post we seek information about another Dallas area physician, Dr. Reziuddin Siddique.
Reziuddin Siddique – McKinley Texas
We are investigating Dr. Siddique after receiving a report that he spends little time with patients but bills as if he had an extended visit. Our investigation reveals that many of the billing codes used by Dr. Siddique suggests that he spends 30 minutes or more with patients. However, our whistleblower believes he spends very little time when visiting nursing home patients. According to our information, Dr. Reziuddin Siddique practices geriatric medicine and in fact does have many patients in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Overbilling and Medicare Fraud
Overbilling for services is a common indicator of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. It is also stealing. Imagine if you paid a mechanic by the hour to repair your car. You would be very upset if he or she billed you for 4 hours of work but only spent a few minutes fixing the problem.
Is Dr. Siddique guilty of Medicare fraud? Your information may help us find out. If you have any information whatsoever, positive or negative, call attorneys Tim Granitz or Katherine Holiday at 414-258-2375 or email This information is for investigations purpose only and will not be used without your permission.
If you have information about fraud involving other healthcare providers, we want to speak to you too. Over the last several years we have helped our clients stamp out massive frauds and collect over $100 million in award monies.
Without whistleblowers, fraud would become worse than it is today. Many lives would also be lost. Overbilling for services is theft but sometimes Medicare fraud endangers human lives. Performing unnecessary surgeries or dispensing dangerous narcotics simply to bilk more money out of Medicare is particularly sinister. So is squeezing in so many patients in a day that care becomes substandard.
When doctors put profits over patients, everyone loses. If you information about Medicare fraud involving hospitals, home care clinics, EMS providers (ambulances), durable medical goods, pharmacies or hospitals paying kickbacks, call us. We may be able to get you the next big award.
Once again, our contact information is as follows: Attorney Tim Granitz or Katherine Holiday can be reached at 414-258-2375 or by email at /
New client inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential. (Just calling with a tip? We will keep that information confidential too.)
MahanyLaw – America’s Healthcare Fraud Lawyers
Note: Dr. Siddique has not been accused of any malpractice or poor patient care. The report of Medicare fraud is still being investigated. All information we receive is helpful and appreciated.