Skilled Florida Medicare Fraud Attorney Defends Healthcare Professionals
If you are charged with Medicare fraud, get help from an experienced Medicare Fraud lawyer
As part of The Affordable Care Act, the U.S. government created a Medicare Fraud Strike Force to aggressively combat Medicare Fraud. Thousands of physicians, billing companies, pharmacists, medical transport suppliers, medical device suppliers, home healthcare workers, and other medical professionals who bill Medicare have been charged and convicted by zealous investigators.
Medicare fraud convictions result in severe penalties including incarceration, fines, loss of license or certifications, and other damages. Even being publicly charged with Medicare fraud can do irreparable harm to your reputation and business. So, it’s extremely important to contact an experienced Florida Medicare fraud lawyer as soon as possible if you think you may be charged with Medicare fraud. Law Office of Nayib Hassan has the knowledge, experience, and skill to help healthcare professionals charged with Medicare fraud.
Medicare Strike Force and insurance investigators lack medical knowledge
As a medical professional, you may not be aware that you or your company is under investigation. Often medical professionals discover they are under investigation from former employees who were interviewed by investigators. But insurance experts, not medical professionals, usually carry out these investigations. This means that they may misunderstand or confuse medical terms or practices and claim fraud where there is none. Or, they may have a very subjective interpretation of the rules and laws that govern Medicare. This makes it easy for investigators to perceive minor errors as fraud.
The experienced Medicare fraud attorney at the Law Office of Nayib Hassan understand that Medicare fraud cases can come down to a battle of expert witnesses. We focus our practice on Medicare fraud and have access and experience with the expert witnesses you will need for your case.
An experienced Miami Lakes Medicare fraud defense attorney can protect your rights and reputation
Medicare fraud cases are aggressively pursued by Federal agencies. Criminal defense attorneys who defend medical professionals in Medicare fraud cases can help medical professionals by:
- Getting charges reduced or dismissed when prosecutors charges are not proportional to the crime or are made in error
- Finding expert witnesses for your specific situation who can testify about common practices and related issues
- Negotiating settlements without a trial
- Developing the best defense for your particular circumstances
Miami Lakes Medicare Fraud Penalties
If you have been charged with Medicare fraud in Miami or anywhere in Florida, a conviction will likely result in severe penalties. If it can be shown that the violation was unintentional, it is possible to have the case prosecuted as a federal civil case, but the penalties are still quite serious.
If a Medicare provider is found liable for submitting false claims to CMS or providing illegal kickbacks, for example, a Medicare business can be on the hook for $10,000 or more per submitted claim or kickback. This can add up quickly, effectively forcing a legitimate business out of business.
What To Do If You Are Being Investigated
Medicare fraud is a serious crime. Even if your case is prosecuted as a civil matter, the penalties can be incredibly damaging to your career, reputation, and even your family life. If you are facing charges for Medicare fraud, it is absolutely critical to seek immediate legal counsel from a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in this specific area of law.
If you are a provider that has found yourself in the middle of a Medicare fraud situation, it is important to act smart and act fast. Investigations into healthcare fraud are typically triggered by unusual activity noticed in an audit, patient complaints, or whistleblower lawsuits. But how do you know if you are under investigation?
Once a provider finds out they are being investigated, the investigation is usually well underway. You may not find out until you are served a search warrant at your office or home, or via the receipt of a Target Letter, which notifies a target that they are under investigation for fraud. If you are notified of an investigation, or even suspect that you may be under investigation, contact an experienced FL Medicare fraud lawyer immediately.
A skilled medicare fraud defense lawyer will evaluate your case and come up with a legal strategy to protect your rights and prevent you from incriminating yourself. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we have successfully defended countless clients against fraud, including Medicare fraud. If we are able to keep the matter civil, we can avoid criminal charges or investigation. There are distinct differences between a civil and criminal investigation. Although civil penalties can still be severe, they are definitely preferable to criminal penalties.
Furthermore, it is critical to avoid incriminating yourself by making any of the common mistakes below. Never, ever:
- Speak to an investigator without legal counsel by your side;
- Destroy evidence;
- Discuss the investigation with anyone; or
- Post about the situation on social media.
The only person you should be discussing your Medicare fraud case with is your attorney.
If you are under investigation for or charged with Medicare fraud, contact the Law Office of Nayib Hassan
Nayib Hassan helps healthcare professionals defend against Medicare fraud charges. We will review your case and advise you of your best options.
Contact the Law Office of Nayib Hassan for the aggressive defense you need.
If you have been charged with Medicare fraud, the skilled criminal defense team at the Law Office of Nayib Hassan can help. Medicare fraud is dealt with harshly in Florida, and it is critical to seek immediate legal counsel if you are facing these charges. We will analyze your case to determine the most appropriate legal strategy, look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, build a strong defense, and position you for the most favorable outcome possible. Contact a medicare fraud defense attorney at the Law Office of Nayib Hassan today at (305) 403-7323 or contact us online for a confidential consultation about your case.