Health Care Fraud
Whether you are a doctor, physician, dentist, chiropractor, physical therapist or other health care professional, the team at THE WOLF LAW FIRM offers high-quality defense of medical fraud charges. We take pride in our ability to fully examine each aspect of your case. Our skilled and experienced attorneys offer thorough representation and construct a strong and ethical defense on your behalf.
Mistaking A Pattern Of Errors For Fraud
The federal government has dedicated funding and additional investigative resources to state and local authorities to crack down on healthcare fraud. Due to the confusing and complex nature of healthcare billing, healthcare providers often enter in a wrong code repeatedly. As a result, what is really an honest mistake can look like a pattern of fraud to an overzealous investigator. Since most investigators aren’t doctors, they often lack sufficient knowledge of the practical reality of healthcare claims adjudication systems. Given the complexity of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), investigators aren’t always aware why an office visit might need to be reclassified or billed differently than a previous office visit. Our attorneys review healthcare records and consult billing experts to rebut the government’s case alleging healthcare fraud on the part of our client.
Inadvertently Obstructing Justice To Avoid Self-Incrimination
Equally important is avoiding charges of obstruction of justice or perjury. Too often, people who are innocent of any wrongdoing panic when they learn they are being investigated. As a result, they destroy or withhold important records from a grand jury or make false or incomplete statements to state investigators or FBI agents. In the end, they may be acquitted on charges of healthcare fraud but convicted on obstruction of justice, perjury or false statement charges. Our attorneys will advise and work with you throughout a state or federal investigation to ensure you avoid obstruction of justice charges while avoiding self-incrimination in the process.
A Knowledgeable Defense Against Allegations Of Health Care Fraud
THE WOLF LAW FIRM represents doctors, physicians, HMOs, clinics, dentists, psychologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, durable medical equipment suppliers, and other health care providers in cases involving the following kinds of allegations:
- Over billing
- Double billing
- HIPAA violations
- Submitting a false invoice
- Blue Cross fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Medicare fraud
If You’re Currently Under Investigation
Federal or State grand jury investigations may be launched if you are suspected of perpetrating Medicare or Medicaid fraud. You must seek counsel at the earliest sign of an investigation (i.e., grand jury/prosecutor subpoena, FBI or other law enforcement inquiry) so we can attempt to resolve the matter prior to the indictment or criminal charging stage. Our firm is dedicated to finding a solution to the case and minimizing the professional and personal trauma associated with these types of cases.
White collar criminal matters, such as Medicaid or Medicare fraud accusations, may leave a blemish on your otherwise clean record. Let a member of our firm help you understand the gravity of this situation and determine your options for establishing a line of defense or to correct a misunderstanding by an investigating government agency.
Protect Yourself From Wrongful Charges
To ensure that your rights are preserved, it is important that you speak with a lawyer. We can effectively advise you on the details of the health care fraud accusations that you are facing. Send our office an email or call 866-820-9574 to speak with an attorney.