As a leading national whistleblower firm, we receive many tips. In fact, we receive tips everyday. Most are from “insiders” – billing clerks, nurses, therapists and former employees. Those folks have the best window seat for Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims. Sometimes, however, we get a tip from a patient. Unfortunately, those folks are often “right” when they accuse a healthcare provider of fraud. Was it an honest mistake or fraud, however?
Before we file a whistleblower suit, we try to verify the information. Using sophisticated investigation tools, top notch investigators and good old fashioned shoe leather, we can usually get the verification we need. Sometimes, however, we need help. In this post we need your help with a Dallas area physician, Dr. Alberto Manahan.
Alberto Manahan – Irving Texas
Dr. Alberto Manahan is an otolaryngologist. According to our whistleblower, Dr. Manahan routinely visits nursing homes in the Dallas metropolitan area. We have a report that he has ordered unnecessary tests on a patient.
Unnecessary medical tests are a common method of Medicare fraud. If a physician is already going to spend a few minutes with a patient, it is easy to order a number of tests that result in more money for the doctor. Unnecessary medical testing hurts taxpayers because Medicare and Medicaid are paid with tax dollars.
Current federal guidelines only allow testing if there is a medical necessity for the test. Since receiving a whistleblower report on Dr. Manahan, we have verified that he sees an extraordinary number of patients. Although not illegal, the practice of seeing a massive number of patients in one day or at one nursing facility is called a “gang visit.” The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that gang visits are an indicator of fraudulent billing.
Is Dr. Alberto Manahan guilty of Medicare fraud? We need your help. 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.
False Claims Act & Whistleblower Awards
Why do we take whistleblower cases? In the war on fraud and greed, whistleblowers are the government’s number one source of information. An 1863 law, the federal False Claims Act, allows whistleblowers with inside information about Medicare and Medicaid fraud to file an action in the name of the government.
Why would anyone want to get involved in file a lawsuit? First, whistleblowers are heroes. By taking a stand against fraud and greed, they are saving taxpayers money.
They also save lives. Many healthcare fraud schemes involve substandard care and even unnecessary (and painful) medical procedures.
If that isn’t enough reason, the False Claims Act pays awards. Cash awards. Awards of up to 30% of what we or the government collect. Still not convinced? In the last few years, our whistleblower clients have received over $100 million.
Generally awards are only available for the first person to file. If you have information about any healthcare provider – hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, physicians or ambulance companies – you may be entitled to an award. Call us, we would love to talk to you.
Again our contact information is attorney Tim Granitz or Katherine Holiday at 414-258-2375 or email / . All new client inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential.
MahanyLaw – America’s Medicare Fraud Lawyers
Note: Dr. Manahan 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.