A professional Medicare defense lawyer can defend both providers and suppliers as well as patients who are suspected of Medicare fraud. Our team of attorneys in Los Angeles has experience in audits, health care fraud investigations as well as both criminal and civil Medicare fraud actions. We represent clients that are accused of fraud in Torrance, Los Angeles, and the surrounding communities. Our clients include pharmacists, urgent care centers, physicians, chiropractors, home health agencies, and behavioral health facilities just to name a few.
What Is Medicare Fraud?
Medicare fraud includes the false claims act, Stark and health care fraud statutes, and the anti-kickback statute. A Medicare Fraud defense lawyer will fully understand all of these statutes and know how best to assist you with your case. This fraud is when an individual knowingly submits a false report/statement or makes misrepresentations of fact in order to get payment from a Federal health care program such as Medicare. Individuals who pay, solicit, and/or accept pay to get or reward patient referrals for services or supplies from a federal health care program may also be guilty of this fraud.
Some examples of Medicare fraud include and is not limited to:
- Submitting false claims for payment
- Billing for services not provided
- Submitting claims for a patient who doesn’t exist (ghost patient) or who the provider has no relationship with
- Billing for services that aren’t deemed payable
- Billing for durable medical equipment not legitimately prescribed
- Duplicate billing
- Lack of medical necessity and overutilization
Talk to a Medicare Fraud Defense Attorney Today
Our Medicare defense attorney team in Los Angeles believes in early intervention. This is because these charges require a lot of research and strategy in order to fight them as hard as you deserve.
These charges can come with hefty fines and even jail time. The loss of licensure, DEA registration, staff privileges, or even a job may also occur as a result of these fraud charges. If you have been arrested, charged or are aware of an investigation in your practice, you need to talk to a Medicare defense attorney today. We’re ready and waiting to talk to you at 310-792-1315.