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Tampa Employer Health Care Fraud Attorney

Federal prosecutors are expending tremendous resources identifying health care fraud schemes. Because health care fraud is most often associated with health care providers, employers may be surprised to find themselves facing charges. Often, employers do not realize they have broken the law until they have been charged. In addition to potentially damaging a business’s reputation, accusations of health care fraud may also threaten the ongoing viability of a business.

At O’Brien Hatfield, P.A., our tenacious criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented numerous individuals and businesses against white collar charges in Florida and across the nation. We have the experience and the resources to handle the most complex cases. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a health care fraud and would like a confidential meeting with one of our attorneys, contact our firm at 813-440-2347, Orlando at 407-305-4585 or en Español at 813-390-2494. You can also reach our firm online. There is no charge for your initial consultation.

Understanding Employer Liability In Health Care Fraud Cases

According to 18 U.S.C. Section 1035 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1347, anyone who makes false representations regarding the existence of a health care benefit or conveys false facts in order to obtain benefits or payments is guilty of health care fraud. Employers do not need to have any knowledge of the law or intention to break it to be guilty of fraud. Our attorneys defend employers who have been accused of:

  • Improperly enrolling ineligible employees in company health care plan
  • Adjusting dates of hire or termination to provide greater coverage dates
  • Forming fake health insurance companies or employee benefit plans
  • Misrepresenting the employer group to obtain health care benefit

Employers who attempt to obtain benefits under false pretenses may be charged with other white collar offenses, including RICO and mail fraud charges.

Retain An Aggressive Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Tampa lawyers have stood up against some of the biggest lawyers in the country. We are trusted because we are thorough and we are tough. We will fight to protect you. Call today at 813-440-2347, en Español at 813-390-2494 or Orlando at 407-305-4585. You can also reach us online.