Health Care Fraud Defense
Healthcare fraud occurs when someone in the health care industry is involved in fraudulent activities related to the administration or billing of health care insurance. This can range from making false claims to accepting kickbacks. As health care becomes more of an issue, more and more action is taken against health care providers. To make matters worse, the laws which say what is allowed and what is not allowed in health care are constantly changing. Those convicted of health care fraud risk fines, jail and losing their business. The only way to protect yourself against these actions is to get the best criminal defense possible.
Healthcare Fraud Violations
Medicare Fraud is one of the more common types of healthcare fraud. The federal government is responsible for investigating and persecuting its offenders. Common medicare fraud crimes include billing for services that were not rendered, making false reports, creating self-referrals and accepting kickbacks. Federal agencies make Medicare fraud a priority and usually take great care in assembling a strong case against those whom they investigate. This makes it crucial to have a criminal defense attorney that knows how to fight against allegations of Medicare fraud and the federal agencies which are responsible for its prosecution.
Healthcare Fraud Investigations
Inquiries by the government are becoming more and more common. Doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers are frequently questioned as to the integrity of their business practices. Letters or other forms of contact which constitute a formal inquiry do not necessarily mean that the federal government is making a criminal investigation. However, that does not mean that they should be simply ignored. Do not respond or make any contact until you have consulted with a criminal defense lawyer. The wrong responses could be incriminating. The resulting charges and investigation could ruin your medical career, and if convicted, put you in jail.
We Can Help
Our criminal defense associates are prepared to defend against any allegations, inquiries or charges of health care fraud including Medicare Fraudor Medicaid Fraud. Successfully protecting our clients often means proving that the services or sales were real and necessary. At the very least, we can discredit the investigation brought against you and provide reasonable doubt that there was any kind of fraudulent activity. If no other options are available, we will work towards keeping your business in operation and reducing the charges to a minimum.
Contact Us Today
Healthcare fraud is a serious criminal charge that threatens your business and your liberty. Our criminal attorneys are prepared to protect our clients against even the most serious charges of healthcare fraud. If you or a loved one have been charged with or are under investigation for fraudulent activities, Contact our criminal defense team as soon as possible to arrange a free and confidential attorney consultation.