Medicare is a federal health program that provides medical benefits to persons who are over the age of 65 or are disabled. Medicaid is a federally assisted program administered by the Michigan Department of Community Health that provides health benefits to indigent Michigan residents.
Because of their size and complexity, both Medicare and Medicaid are plagued with fraud. In an effort to counteract this, both the Federal and Michigan governments have cracked down on facilities and doctors suspected of committing health care fraud.
If you are being investigated or have already been indicted on charges of suspected Medicare or Medicaid fraud, contact the experienced attorneys at Fausone Bohn, LLP. A criminal conviction can result in prison time and loss of your professional license. You need a strong criminal defense by experienced attorneys. Fausone Bohn, LLP can offer you the expertise and experience to help you defend these charges.
Our attorneys have served as prosecutors and assistant attorneys general and understand both the criminal justice system and health care law. We will defend you against allegations of:
- Billing for services that were never performed.
- Providing services that aren’t medically necessary.
- Upcoding of services.
- Offering and paying kickbacks to doctors or Medicare beneficiaries.
- Submitting fraudulent cost reports.
- Conspiring to commit healthcare fraud
Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud are serious. In addition to heavy fines and penalties, the government often seeks prison time to punish violators. It is important to seek experienced and skilled legal counsel as soon as possible.