WakeMed Heart Center Medicare Billing Lawsuit
Attorneys David Stradley and Robert Holmes at White & Stradley, PLLC, are accepting calls from Medicare patients treated at WakeMed Heart Center. Please call if you or a family member:
- Were seen in the WakeMed Heart Center Observation Area (HCOA) between 2000 and 2008; and,
- Paid a deductible amount for that Heart Center visit under Medicare Part A.
If you or a family member treated at the WakeMed Heart Center Observation Area in Raleigh, North Carolina, between 2000 and 2008, while on Medicare, please call the office of White & Stradley in Raleigh, North Carolina at 888-666-2446 and ask to speak to David Stradley or Robert Holmes.
WakeMed is also known as Wake Medical Center. Many cardiac patients are treated at the WakeMed Heart Center. The HCOA is a 41-bed unit which is used for observing cardiac patients, often following routine, non-emergency cardiac treatments at Wake Heart Center. Many patients stay in the HCOA only for a short time and are then discharged on the same day as their procedure.
On December 19, 2012, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina filed a criminal Information in the United States District Court alleging that WakeMed, doing business as “Wakemed Health and Hospitals,” committed various billing improprieties involving billing Medicare for patients using the HCOA.
The Information alleges that some Medicare patients using the HCOA between 2000 and 2008 were improperly classified by WakeMed as inpatients when they should have been classified as outpatients; that improper classification resulted in WakeMed receiving more money from Medicare.
Attorneys David Stradley and Robert Holmes are investigating a possible lawsuit or lawsuits against WakeMed for money damages, if any, caused to individual Medicare patients for any improper billing for HCOA services between 2000 and 2008.
Please call 888-666-2446 or 919-844-0400.