he federal government and the Department of Justice have clearly made it a top priority to arrest individuals they claim are committing health care fraud. Most commonly, groups of individuals throughout the country are being charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Simply put, the government needs money and this is their way to try and save some or make some by going after wealthy professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants, and all types of medical professionals. By the same token, because of the backgrounds and professions of individuals who are charged with these crimes, the risks and consequences of a criminal conviction or jail time is extremely high.
How Our Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
At Sullivan & Brill, we are aware of the risks and consequences of an arrest and/or a conviction of a health care fraud charge. We assure all of our potential clients charged with health care fraud charges that we will utilize any legal tool to represent our clients zealously. Health care fraud charges can exist in many forms.
We have seen it charged in the following ways:
- False billing
- Over billing
- Billing for phantom patients
- Billing several times for the same procedure
- Falsifying information
- Unlawful receipt of benefits
These charges can come about as quickly as a private nurse writing that she was with a patient that day when she wasn't. If either by accident or by suggestion of her superior, this can be charged as felony health care or insurance fraud, which is a very excessive charge. We fight to get you off the hook for these charges when you are truly innocent, and we can also fight to have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
If you or someone you know is being investigated or has been arrested for health care fraud, our attorneys at Sullivan & Brill can help you. We are aware of your needs, and will be responsive to your concerns. Call us to schedule an appointment.