Federal Healthcare Fraud involves many entities such as medical offices, home health care agencies, diagnostic facilities (IDTF’s), laboratories, medical supply companies, pharmacies, and adult day care facilities. Heather Care Fraud charges have been brought against doctors, pharmacist, nurses, therapists, etc.  These violations involve performing medical procedures that are not medically necessary for that particular patient, not performing certain procedures but actually billing for them as if they were performed (commonly known as phantom billing), overcharging for certain medical care, providing medical supplies to patients that do not need them, paying kickbacks to entities that refer each other business in the medical field, submitting false claims to the Medicare program and to private insurance carriers, paying patients to undergo unnecessary procedures, pretending to, but not actually offering proper medical care, ownership by non-doctors of medical facilities such as medical offices, well as many other such violations.