The government takes Medicare fraud very seriously. It has a dedicated team of investigators that monitor the activity of health care providers who accept Medicare. If the agents see repeated suspicious activity, they will not hesitate to open an official investigation and bring forth criminal charges.
The majority of doctors accused of Medicare fraud did not willfully commit a crime. Most have made an unfortunate yet unintentional mistake in bookkeeping or medical coding. Medicare reimbursement laws are complex, and many health care provides simply do not understand what they did wrong. However, the government has little sympathy for those who do not understand the complex Medicare reimbursement laws.
In our office, we have an established criminal defense practice. Attorney Gene Tausk is one of the few lawyers in the state who is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is skilled in the analysis of fraud claims and has helped a significant number of past clients defend against these serious charges.
We understand what is at stake for our clients. If convicted of Medicare fraud, they may face criminal penalties and loss of medical licensure. That is why we take the cases as seriously as our clients do and work tirelessly to resolve the matter outside of a trial.
We are equipped to help you fight a range of Medicare fraud charges, including:
In order for the government to make its case and secure a conviction, it must prove the Medicare fraud was intentional and not an unintentional mistake. So if you simply did not understand the Medicare coding/billing requirements and accidentally made an error, the law is on your side. However, that will not stop the government from trying to prove otherwise. With your freedom, your professional practice and your future on the line, it is important to have a skilled legal team on your side.
Due to Obamacare, Medicare fraud investigations are likely to increase. If the government is questioning the legitimacy of your Medicare reimbursement requests or has filed criminal charges, contact our Houston law firm immediately.
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