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A health care fraud lawyer is dedicated to the defense of those accused of making false statements or claims in order to receive insurance payments or benefits. Deceiving health care providers is a serious criminal charge that can result in a lengthy prison term and numerous consequences in one’s personal and professional life. For a medical professional accused of health care deceit, a conviction has the potential to destroy his or her livelihood. Being accused of defrauding the federal government or medical insurance companies is a serious charge with serious consequences. Protect yourself by hiring a qualified federal criminal attorney.
The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3% of all health care spending is lost to misrepresentation. Other government sources estimate that loss to be as much as 10%, which equates to around $226 billion lost per year. Because of the overwhelming cost of healthcare and the impact a scam can have on the entire system, federal judges are not hesitant to hand down severe penalties for those convicted. Successful defense against these charges, including deceit of both Medicare and Medicaid, requires quality legal counsel from an experienced attorney.
Health care fraud can take many forms. While individual patients certainly can be charged, it is most commonly committed by a medical provider attempting to receive payments from insurance companies for services they may or may not have rendered. Examples of health care fraud include but are not limited to:
If you are a medical caregiver accused or even formally charged, or if you are an individual patient charged for your alleged involvement in a fraud scheme, you need legal representation at once. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, dedicated to aggressive federal criminal defense.
As with many federal charges, the penalties for health care fraud depend on the facts of the case. In general, a single count of health care fraud can carry significant fines and up to 5 years in prison. Multiple counts lead to additional time in prison. If the offense is against a governmental health care provider such as Medicare or Medicaid, the penalties could be increased.
A health care fraud conviction carries not only the legal penalties of prison and fines, but it can potentially carry devastating personal and professional consequences as well. A medical caregiver may lose his or her medical practice or license to practice medicine and could even face civil penalties. With potential penalties this severe, one’s livelihood and financial future are at stake. The health care fraud attorneys with our firm are committed to thoroughly investigating your case to uncover the strongest angle of defense, and will work diligently to achieve the best possible result.
If you are charged with health care fraud, contact our firm at (202) 600-9900. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss how we might be able to assist you in your defense. We have helped countless people facing serious federal criminal charges and stand ready to help you.
Throughout the process of filing for bankruptcy, many people attempt to minimize the damage, retaining any assets possible. That can lead to the illegal concealment of assets, which could result in a criminal fraud charge. For legal defense against criminal charges, contact an experienced bankruptcy fraud lawyer with Price Benowitz.
According to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 2011 saw 1.4 million bankruptcy filings by September. Because bankruptcy involves the forgiveness of debts and simultaneously hurts one’s credit, it is understandable that someone would do everything in their power to lessen the impact of such a filing in their life. Occasionally, however, these measures are illegal.
Those accused of concealing assets or making false claims will likely face federal criminal charges. If you have been charged with fraud, the attorneys at Price Benowitz can help. The firm can carefully evaluate your case to find the best strategy for your defense and work tirelessly to obtain a positive result.
Bankruptcy fraud involves making false or fraudulent representations, claims, or promises relating to the bankruptcy filings and proceedings. The majority of these cases involve the concealment of assets.
Under federal laws, each count is punishable by fines and up to 5 years in prison. If you have been charged, you can be sure that your case will be prosecuted vigorously. For the best protection of your rights and your reputation, make sure you have adequate legal representation.
Whether or not you intentionally concealed assets or otherwise acted in a deceitful manner, facing the courts and potential penalties can be terrifying. Our skilled attorneys are experienced federal criminal lawyers led by noted attorney David Benowitz. We have the experience, skill, and knowledge to successfully handle your case.
Bankruptcy fraud is a serious charge. A federal defense lawyer can assist you by navigating the federal courts and representing your best interests, working diligently on your behalf to minimize the impact these charges have on your life.
If you have been charged, or if you suspect charges are imminent, call (202) 600-9900.