Jacksonville Healthcare Fraud Attorneys
Relentless defense for those facing federal prosecution
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the agency primarily responsible for exposing and investigating healthcare fraud, which it says costs the country “tens of billions of dollars” a year in fraudulent claims. If you’re being investigated for healthcare fraud, it’s important to contact an experienced legal team immediately—one that has the resources and ability to battle the federal and state governments, insurance companies, and local agencies that make your defense a complex one.
It is vital that you safeguard your rights. Never speak to a federal agent alone. Always get a lawyer to protect yourself. Don’t think that if you have nothing to hide you can convince a federal agent you are innocent.
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our criminal defense attorneys in Jacksonville have extensive experience defending those accused of healthcare fraud as well as years of experience prosecuting it. As both litigators and former prosecutors, we offer our clients a competitive edge: We understand the lengths to which the federal government will go to indict and convict and can counter by immediately setting to work to mount the strongest possible defense. While white-collar crimes are considered nonviolent, the penalties for conviction are serious and long lasting. If you even suspect you’re being investigated for healthcare fraud, it’s truly in your best interest to contact us as soon as possible.
Reasons for healthcare fraud charges
It’s estimated that nationwide, healthcare expenditures will exceed $3 trillion in 2014. With the sheer volume of patients, paperwork, and medical and insurance personnel involved, it’s no wonder thatthe number of individuals and agencies under investigation for healthcare fraud is climbing. People are also living longer than ever before, meaning more people than ever before are covered by Medicare—and more healthcare providers are defrauding that government system. The types of fraud charges involving the healthcare system include:
- Billing for services never rendered
- Up-coding of services (submitting bills using a code that yields a higher payment than the code for the actual service rendered)
- Providing and billing for medically unnecessary services (services that exceed the patient’s needs)
- Receiving kickbacks for referrals
Completely innocent people are investigated for healthcare fraud because they’ve failed to safeguard their health insurance information or thoroughly check their medical statements. If you are being investigated for healthcare fraud or have already been charged, our experienced legal team stands ready and able to help, to keep you and your family both financially and physically sound.
Contact an experienced Jacksonville white-collar crime defense lawyer immediately
Contact us online or call the offices of Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. today at 904-353-5800 to schedule a consultation at no cost or obligation to discuss your healthcare fraud case.