Like most New York residents, you visit medical professionals every year. Whether you only go to a yearly checkup or require frequent visits with specialists, you rely on the medical facility to provide you with appropriate care and charge you and your insurance accordingly. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. As such, this could lead to insurance issues and medical coverage for patients and allegations of health care fraud for medical professionals.
Understanding health care fraud
At Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, our law firm understands how overwhelming and complex health care fraud charges can be. Therefore, our experienced attorneys are available to explain the matter and help you fight against these charges. Our goal is to help you create the best defense possible, resulting in the most optimal outcome for you.
A charge of health care fraud could stem from a wide range of activities occurring in a health care setting. This could include fraud in clinical trial results, pharmaceutical pricing fraud, knowledge of defective medical device sales, violation of anti-kickback laws, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, providing unlicensed medical services or phantom billing and overbilling.
Defense against fraud charges
Health care fraud is one of the most common charges brought under the False Claims Act. Due to the abundance of these alleged acts, not only are whistleblowers encouraged to come forward when they suspect fraud, but they receive incentives to do so. This can make your fight against these charges complex and challenging. Nonetheless, it is possible to assert a strong defense, and with a skilled legal team by your side, you could avoid conviction and harsh penalties.
Because the government takes fraud charges seriously, especially those in one of the largest industries in the country, it is imperative that you act diligently and quickly. Much is at stake when faced with health care fraud allegations, making it necessary to seek legal guidance to protect your rights and fight against the charges with a strong defense strategy.