Defrauding the Government Is a Serious Matter
The complexity of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and procedures can lead to honest mistakes in billing or record keeping. Unfortunately, these errors can be mistaken for intentional fraud. If you have been charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud, you need a tough attorney to fight the government for you.
As a type of health care fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud is a federal crime that may be accompanied by state charges. Attorney Jed Silverman is experienced in federal and state court, and he is prepared to defend you against all types of fraud charges. For a free consultation with a Houston Medicare fraud lawyer, please call (713) 226-8800 or contact us online.
Representing Individuals and Businesses
Individuals can be charged with unlawfully receiving Medicare or Medicaid benefits. They may be charged with criminal acts such as forging prescriptions, falsifying information, allowing another person to use their Medicaid/Medicare card, or selling medical equipment or drugs received through the programs.
At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we represent individuals as well as health care providers such as doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics, group homes, laboratories, dentists, medical suppliers, medical billers, medical office managers and other health care personnel.
Some of the issues commonly involved in Medicare or Medicaid fraud include:
- Falsifying information
- False billing or over billing
- Billing multiple times for the same procedure
- Billing for phantom patients
The penalties for a Medicare or Medicaid fraud felony conviction can include up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for a corporation. A fine of $100,000 for an individual and $200,000 for a corporation will be imposed for a misdemeanor conviction.
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