Pennsylvania Medicare/Medicaid/Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys
Increased attention has been given recently to the billing practices of doctors, clinics, therapists, and durable medical goods providers. Government officials are conducting Medicare / Medicaid billing audits to identify areas of waste, abuse and fraud.
Some doctors and clinics are under investigation or are facing criminal charges for fraudulent billing practices although they use an outside service to handle all their medical coding and billing. It may be this company or one of its employees who has made an innocent error or fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid or another insurance provider for medical charges.
If you or your medical-related business has been notified of a billing audit, if you suspect that you are under investigation, or if you have been charged with health care billing fraud, contact the law office of Patrick Artur. Call 215-530-6666 to schedule a free consultation
Choose a Defense Lawyer Who Handles State AND Federal Cases
Medicare fraud charges can be brought in state or federal court. The rules of evidence and guidelines for sentencing can be quite different between the two so it's wise to choose a defense attorney who has handled cases in both courts.
Defense attorney Patrick Artur has more than 35 years of defense experience in Pennsylvania and U.S. criminal courts. He has won hundreds of criminal jury trials and he personally handles each and every case our law firm takes to court.
We defend clients on a wide range of healthcare fraud and white-collar crime charges, including:
- Fraudulent billing for services not rendered
- Fraudulent billing for durable medical goods the patient did not receive
- Fraudulent cost reports
- Referrals for services not needed in exchange for a share of profit
- Fraudulent Medicare billing for clients who do not actually exist
The Medicare Billing Audit
If you have been notified to expect a Medicare billing audit, the auditor will ask to see records and receipts relating to medical product purchases and pharmaceutical purchases. They may ask about referral relationships, looking for evidence of conspiracy or kickbacks. They may ask to talk directly to patients who are said to have received services paid by Medicare or Medicaid.
It is not too early to understand and protect your rights. Talk with a defense lawyer at our Philadelphia office by calling 215-530-6666. In case of emergency, you can reach Patrick Artur personally by calling his cell phone at 215-530-6666.