Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
Texas Medicare Fraud Attorney
Dallas Medicaid Fraud Lawyer
Repeated unusual behavior related to Medicare and Medicaid, such as billing errors or the submission of false information, can lead to an investigation of possible fraud. When it comes to Medicaid and Medicare fraud investigations, the federal government simply does not accept excuses that simple mistakes were made or that the regulations are too difficult to understand.
At the law firm of Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP, in Dallas, Texas, our lawyers defend recipients, doctors, clinics and other healthcare facilities against allegations of Medicare or Medicaid fraud. As former federal prosecutors, our attorneys understand the tactics the government will use to obtain a conviction, and as a result, they can prepare a solid defense on your behalf.
If you or the healthcare facility you represent is under investigation for Medicare fraud or if you have already been formally charged, contact Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP today. We have the experience, skill and knowledge needed to protect your rights, your reputation and your future.
Actions Leading to Federal Fraud Charges
Charges of Medicaid and Medicare fraud against providers frequently stem from allegations of overbilling or billing for procedures not performed. Individuals are frequently charged with Medicaid and Medicare fraud if suspected of receiving benefits to which they are not otherwise entitled.
At Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP, we represent both healthcare providers and individuals whose Medicaid and Medicare fraud charges stem from the following accusations:
- False billing
- Over billing
- Billing for phantom patients
- Billing several times for the same procedure
- Falsifying information
- Unlawful receipt of benefits
Intent vs. Honest Mistakes
The government carefully monitors Medicare and Medicaid billing; too many errors may lead to fraud charges. However, in order to obtain a conviction, the government must prove that the "errors" were made intentionally. This can prove to be a rather difficult task given the fact that Medicare and Medicaid are governed by a complex system of arcane regulations. Honest, unintentional mistakes are extremely common when filing paperwork or completing billing information.
Our skilled trial attorneys have vast experience handling federal fraud charges. They will aggressively challenge the government's claims of intent to defraud the Medicaid and Medicare system.
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Contact Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP to schedule a consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. We handle Medicaid or Medicare fraud, insurance fraud and other federal cases in Texas, and throughout the nation.