Health Care and Medicaid Fraud Charges End Careers
When law enforcement cracks down on health care and Medicare fraud, the target is often the medical industry. Hospitals, doctors, nurses, coders, and others often find they are accused of career-ending charges.
If you are a medical professional accused of fraud, every step you take can mean the difference between exoneration of all charges and a conviction that may lead to the end of your career. To ensure that you are taking the right steps, you should enlist an experienced lawyer as early in the process as possible. At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, we come to these and other white collar offenses with more than 50 years of experience and a record of success.
A Serious Criminal Offense or a Simple Error?
These cases often come down to the question of intent. Nobody with any experience in the medical field can deny that the rules and regulations surrounding billing and insurance are uniquely complicated. For this reason, mistakes are fairly common. Prosecutors frequently frame simple errors as serious criminal offenses, when that is simply not the case.
Our healthcare and Medicaid fraud attorneys in NYC often represent people in the medical field – people who have made careers out of helping others. We take pride in protecting those careers. We come to these cases with a thorough understanding of the types of issues that may lead to criminal charges, including up-coding, over-billing, billing for unnecessary medical services, billing for medical services that were not provided, and more. These cases can create tricky questions to prove such as whether or not a provided medical service was truly necessary.