The areas of Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare fraud are of great concern and interest to the team at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., in Florida. Health care fraud is an issue for the providers of services and equipment. At Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., we defend individuals, practices, and businesses that have been accused of Medicare, Medicaid or healthcare fraud.
The federal government is vigilant in the area of Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare fraud, and they are very aggressive in their prosecution of such.
If you are involved in the health care sector as a provider of services or products, charges of fraud can destroy your reputation, business, and ability to earn a living in the future.
Even if you are found to be not guilty, or you are never brought to trial on the charges, the negative publicity can have a lasting effect, especially when it is driven by a federal investigation.
Who’s at Jeopardy
The team at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., represents a range of clients who may be accused of Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare fraud in Florida. These include physicians, medical clinics, and hospitals.
Possible targets also include home health care companies and their personnel, medical billing and coding companies, and durable medical equipment businesses.
The most common charges regarding fraud in the health care industry are billing Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance providers for services that were never rendered, improper cost reporting, prescribing, and billing for services, medical procedures and equipment that are unnecessary. Self-referrals and kickbacks are also a concern to investigators.
Medicaid and Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys Miami
It is an overwhelming feeling for someone when they learn they are being investigated or charged by the federal government. The government is very aggressive in their prosecution of Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare fraud, and before ever thinking about pushing forward on an indictment, they are scrupulous in their fact gathering and in the development of their case.
The legal team at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., has the experience, personnel, knowledge, and passion to develop and mount your defense if you or your company has been accused of fraud in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, or healthcare.
Penalties for Healthcare Fraud
If you’re found guilty of Medicare fraud in Florida, the penalties can be devastating. Damages totaling three times the fraudulent amount and fines of up to $10,000 per claim can be levied. Plus, you can be excluded from participating in Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Loss of your practice or business and time in prison are also both common. Prison sentences are often dealt out on a per claim basis. Additionally, the federal government will often prosecute multiple charges on each claim. The results of losing such a case can be cataclysmic.
If you find that you or your company is being investigated for Medicare, Medicaid or Healthcare fraud, contact medicare, medicaid and healthcare fraud defense attorneys Miami at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., immediately. Fast and early action can make a major difference in your ability to win your case.
Also, the earlier we are brought in, the better your chances are of never seeing the case go to trial, of getting charges lessened or dismissed, or of negotiating a settlement.
Medicare Fraud Florida Federal Defense Attorneys
Contact the team at Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., in Florida, if you own a practice, business or are associated with providing healthcare services or products and are facing possible federal charges for medicare fraud in Florida. We will be dedicated in our fight to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your business or practice. Call us at 305-757-3331. We’re ready to fight for you.