Tampa Provider Health Care Fraud Attorney
Recognizing the need to curb rising health care costs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services formed a partnership with the Department of Justice in 2009 to curb widespread fraud and abuses within the Medicare and Medicaid system. The partnership has resulted in a sharp increase in criminal health care fraud prosecutions in the Tampa Bay area. If convicted of health care fraud, providers face prison time and substantial fines.
Defending against provider health care fraud is not easy. It requires an experienced attorney capable of providing a robust defense in both state and federal courts. At O’Brien Hatfield, P.A., our criminal defense attorneys understand the sophisticated data analysis techniques law enforcement uses to identify individuals and entities suspected of fraud and where to look to expose errors or weaknesses in their case against you. If you have been accused of health care fraud in Florida, call us at 813-440-2347, Orlando at 407-305-4585, en Español at 813-390-2494 to arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.
Dedicated Defense For Providers Charged With Health Care Fraud
Since it began its efforts to target health care fraud, the federal government has recovered billions. With growing successes behind them, investigations are likely to intensify. Law enforcement works with private insurance companies to try and identify suspicious billing patterns.
Our lawyers are dedicated to providing an aggressive defense to hospitals, clinics, home health care providers, doctors, nurses, personal care attendants, medical coding companies, pharmacists and durable medical equipment companies throughout Florida that are being investigated for or have been charged with:
- Submitting bills for services that were not provided
- Submitting duplicate bills
- Submitting bills for services that are not covered as covered
- Submitting bills for unnecessary medical equipment
- Distributing unnecessary or nonapproved devices or drugs
- Modifying medical records
- Attempting to maximize payment by intentionally reporting the wrong diagnosis or procedure
- Prescribing services, tests or treatments that are not necessary
- Providing fake or unnecessary tests to people as part of a rolling lab scheme
- Using untrained or unlicensed personnel to provide services
- Intentionally misrepresenting oneself as a licensed health care provider
- Misrepresenting dates, services or identities of members
- Providing kickbacks for patient referrals
- Waiving co-pays
Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
The sooner you call, the sooner we can help. To discuss your case, call one of our lawyers in Tampa at 813-440-2347, en Español at 813-390-2494, or Orlando at 407-305-4585. You can also reach us online.