Health Care Fraud

Health care fraud is a specific type of fraud that involves government allegations against an individual for the filing of falsified health care claims for profit. Fraudulent health care schemes can come in a variety of different forms, from simple Medicare and Medicaid fraud to the selling and distribution of controlled substance prescription medication without medical need or basis. Health care companies and organizations can also be charged with fraud if they are caught billing for care or services that were never rendered, falsifying dates or personal information on claims, or filing duplicate claims for the same service rendered. At the end of the day, there is a litany of charges that can fall under the umbrella of health care fraud -- a fact that often leaves clients unsure of where to turn for help.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF HEALTH CARE FRAUD

Individuals or companies that are found guilty of health care fraud can face significant consequences including:

  • fines,
  • losing the right to practice medicine,
  • and even jail time.

When health care fraud does occur, the cost of covering the fraud is typically passed along to consumers, contributing to the rising costs of medical coverage and services. Given the pervasive nature of health care fraud, recent studies have shown that nearly 10 cents of every dollar spent on health care ultimately goes toward payment for fraudulent health care claims. Congressional legislation mandates that legitimate health care claims be paid out within 30 days, which means that health care fraud investigations must be carried out within that time frame. Because of this short 30 day window, if you're under investigation for health care fraud, you can't afford to postpone hiring an attorney who can begin to defend you and your case.

DON’T FACE THESE CHALLENGES ALONE

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY

Whether you're a practitioner that has been accused, or an individual citizen standing up against a large health care company, you need an attorney who not only understands the health care industry but has real-world experience handling health care fraud cases. As a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office, I understand the prosecutorial strategies and tactics that the other side will try to use against you. My prosecutorial experience has helped me understand how to successfully negotiate and settle charges against my clients so that they can avoid indictments.

Facing the prospect of federal charges can be both frightening and stressful, but you don't have to face these charges alone. Time is often crucial in these cases, and the longer you wait, the worse your problems can get. I'm proud to fight these legal battles so you don't have to. Contact my office and schedule a free consultation so I can begin fighting for you today.

Facing the prospect of federal charges can be both frightening and stressful, but you don't have to face these charges alone. Time is often crucial in these cases, and the longer you wait, the worse your problems can get. I'm proud to fight these legal battles so you don't have to. Contact my office and schedule a free consultation so I can begin fighting for you today.

DETROIT AREA HEALTH CARE FRAUD ATTORNEY

Over the years I’ve learned that the longer you postpone hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney, the greater your problem can become. Don’t put off receiving a free consultation for your case today. Let me use my expertise to create a defense strategy that can help you feel confident about your case as we move forward.