A professional Medicare Defense lawyer can help defend providers, suppliers, or even patients who are suspected of Medicare fraud in Texas. A professional attorney such as Derek W. Emmons has experience with healthcare fraud investigations, audits, and criminal and civil fraud cases. He represents clients that have been accused of fraud throughout Bexar County. His clients include urgent care centers, physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, home health agencies as well as behavioral health facilities, just to name a few.
Understanding Medicare Fraud
Medicare fraud is when someone knowingly submits a false report or statement, or lies in order to get a payment from a Federal health program like Medicare. Individuals who pay, solicit, or who accept pay to get patient referrals are also guilty of this type of fraud. Some example of other instances of Medicare fraud include:
- Submitting false claims for payment
- Duplicate billing
- Submitting claims for a patient who doesn’t exist
- Billing for services not provided
- Billing for services that is not deemed payable
- Billing for durable medical equipment not legitimately prescribed
- Lack of medical necessity and overutilization
Call to Talk to a Professional Texas Attorney Today
It’s important to deal with these allegations as they arise. By taking the time to hire legal counsel right away, it allows the lawyer to have the time needed in order to research and strategize your case. Ultimately, fraud charges come with large fines and possible jail time. The loss of one’s medical license or even their job is also possible with these charges.
If you have been arrested, charged, or are aware of an investigation regarding you or your practice, it’s time to contact a Medicare defense lawyer today. We are ready to answer any question you may have for us at our San Antonio law office. To learn more about your legal services, call (210) 702-3054 today.