Tampa, Florida, Medicare And Medicaid Fraud Attorneys
The penalties for a Medicare or Medicaid fraud conviction can be harsh. You may be charged with multiple offenses such as 18 U.S.C. Section 287: False Claims Act. A conviction for this offense may result in up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for a corporation for a felony conviction. A fine of $100,000 for an individual and $200,000 for a corporation will be levied for a misdemeanor conviction.
As a type of health care fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud is a federal offense that may also be accompanied by state charges. You will need an attorney with experience in federal and state criminal defense. At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, our criminal defense attorneys will fight for you in federal and state court throughout Florida. Contact one of our Tampa Medicare fraud lawyers to discuss your case. Our results for many of our clients facing state and federal charges speak for themselves.
Former Prosecutors Ready To Defend You
O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, will effectively represent individuals who are charged with unlawfully receiving benefits. They may be investigated for falsifying information, forging prescriptions, allowing another person to use their Medicaid card, and selling equipment or medicine received through Medicaid.
In addition, we will zealously represent doctors, dentists, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, group homes, laboratories, medical suppliers, medical billers, office managers and other personnel charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Typical issues involved in these cases may include:
- False billing
- Billing multiple times for the same procedure
- Billing for phantom patients
- Falsifying information
Medicare and Medicaid regulations are notoriously complex, and honest mistakes are not unusual. A billing or record keeping error can be misinterpreted by federal officials as intentional fraud. Our attorneys will work to force the prosecution to prove that intentional fraud occurred. As former prosecutors, we know how to expose weaknesses in the government’s case.