Investigations for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud can result in very serious
consequences. From severe fines to restitution and prison time, the penalties
for a conviction can be debilitating to a person’s career, reputation,
and overall well-being. When facing a life-changing sentence, an experienced
and aggressive Omaha criminal defense lawyer can guide you through the
process and help defend your rights. Berry Law Firm’s attorneys
have decades of knowledge on their side, and the relentless tenacity to
fight for our clients during every stage of a legal battle.
Some examples of Medicare and Medicaid fraud include accusations of:
- Phantom billing (billing for medical services not actually performed)
- Coding (billing for a more expensive service than what was performed)
- Unbundling (billing for several services normally combined into one bill)
- Billing twice for the same medical service
- Billing for brand-name drugs while selling generic
- Direct kickbacks in return for particular medical services
- Providing unnecessary services
- False cost reports
- Embezzlement of recipient funds
Investigations into these charges will frequently involve the Office of
Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
who will work closely with the FBI in building a case against the accused.
In order to defend the rights of the individual citizen, Berry Law Firm
works tirelessly to develop defense strategies for our clients that allow
them to avoid being railroaded by the resources of large government organizations.
In addition to the possibility of criminal indictment, all Medicare and
Medicaid fraud cases have the potential to turn into civil complaints
and state professional licensing complaints. Because many local governments
are dedicating increasing amounts of resources to investigating this kind
of fraud, many providers are subject to investigations related to smaller
billing discrepancies. Minor mistakes may be pursued with a heavy hand.
Medicaid audits are conducted in response to complaints from patients or
Medicaid plans. A state agency will use several fraud detection methods
including data mining and comparing a provider’s claims against
similar providers in the same area. If fraud is suspected, the ensuing
case could have devastating consequences if not met with a quick and methodical
Contact Berry Law Firm for Criminal Defense against Medicare & Medicaid Charges
Berry Law Firm is comprised of trusted and determined lawyers who will
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